Put An End To Your Home Improvement Procrastination!

by Rachel Laurendeau on October 10, 2013

So, what are you waiting for? You’ve renovated your bathroom and now you’re just sitting waiting to add the finishing touches but for some reason you aren’t getting around to them.

All the heavy lifting is done so what’s with the procrastinating? Don’t ask me! I’ve been living in my house for over two years and still have a couple of spaces that I haven’t decorated, the master bath being one of them. Honestly, I think my main concern is that I’ll do it and then won’t be satisfied and need to do it over or just live with it. So living with it at its most basic seems to be the safer bet, albeit not the most stylish option.

A number of strategies to end procrastination are suggested in Margie Warrell’s article in Forbes, “Why You Procrastinate, and How To Stop It. Now.” Here are the strategies that most apply to the home improvement or bathroom remodeling procrastinator:

plumbers CarmelWrite down your goal and give yourself a deadline.

Break your goal into small pieces. So if your goal feels daunting, break it into manageable, bite-sized steps.

Visualize the future [space] you want.

Harness fear. Fear is a powerful emotion that can keep us mired in excuses. Yet, by focusing on what you don’t want, you can harness it in your favor. So write down how you will feel a year from now if you do nothing… After all, if nothing changes, nothing changes!

Reward progress. Set up a reward system to ensure you celebrate progress and small successes as you go along.

Act bravely daily. Starting today. Building momentum is crucial as you start out. So commit to stepping out of your comfort zone at least once per day. It can be something really small. After all, it doesn’t matter how fast you are going, so long as you are stepping forward in a direction that inspires you.”

If you’ve put the time and effort into a professional bathroom remodel but haven’t followed through and have been procrastinating on the decorating or finishing touches, now is the time to write down your goals and move into action. You can do it, and so can I!

Reference: Forbes.com

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