I read survey results recently that revealed 95% of us suffer procrastination problems, putting off or postponing something we should be getting on with.
When it comes to DIY, I think procrastination is totally understandable. A growing to-do list combined with the sheer enormity of the task ahead and the pressure to get it right can be a huge problem.
Here are some simple tips to try and get you over the procrastination hump and to crack on with the job in hand:
1. Take inspiration. Some people are naturally creative while others need help visualising how a project will look when it is finished. If you are one of the latter, then check out the results of similar projects to yours. The website Pinterest is an excellent starting point.
2. Give yourself a timescale. Trying to fit DIY plans into a busy home/work schedule can be difficult. Aim to put a certain amount of time aside to do your job and stick to it. It also helps to let others know so they don’t try and interrupt you.
3. Gather your equipment. Get all the things you are going to need together in one place. This will help you plan a step by step process for your project.
4. Regular breaks are important. Make sure you attempt your jobs using a sensible bite-sized approach and take regular breaks.
5. Reward yourself. If you can defeat your DIY procrastination and finish your project then you deserve a reward! I’ll leave it to you to decide how large or small that reward might be.
Of course, if you really can’t face the thought of more DIY you could always get a professional in. If you are in the Gloucester area and would like a quotation for a painting or decorating job, give me a call on 01453 835249.