Thursday, November 14, 2013

{day 2}: hardest thing first

Day 2: Tackle Your Hardest Thing First

I agree with Minimalist Parenting's assertion that procrastinating brings us down and drains our energy. (n.b.: there is a fantastic chapter in Allie's new Hyperbole & a Half book about procrastination; if you haven't gotten your copy yet, get one! The colorful pictures make for a fantastic bedside reading experience. She was also on Fresh Air a few days ago, so give that a listen.)

In that vein, I know exactly the task I am going to tackle today. A felt Advent calendar! Last year I made up my mind that I would finally start using my brand-new mint-in-the-box sewing machine to make one for the girls. I had seen it done on Pinterest (see here and here), and the directions seemed simple enough. I got out my sewing machine and bought the colors of felt I would need. Then I proceeded to do nothing until it was too late.

I've been staring at the felt for the past year every time I open my supply cabinet. Today I'm going to spend 15 minutes figuring out how to get started. I will probably spend the majority of that time cursing while trying to thread the machine, but at least I'll be one step closer to project completion!

p.s. To those of you who work full time, it must seem ridiculous that I would choose an optional task as my most difficult. But as a person who spends 99.9% of my time coming up with ideas and the last 0.1% procrastinating on following through, it is always the fun things that end up being the most difficult for me to complete, for whatever reason. I need DEADLINES, people.

p.p.s. I'm still not sure which one I want to do, but you can see my pins for more inspiration...


Frogmore Farm said...

You've really accomplished two important goals while sewing , having learned something new and having taken on a job that you've procrastinated. Making it the hardest task. Nothing makes me procrastinate more than the fear of failure .

Justine said...

We'll see how much I get done today. I'm actually considering hand-sewing most of it, but there are parts that I will use the machine for. GULP.

sarah saad said...

افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات ومنازل وشقق بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات ومكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة ونقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة مؤسسة صفوة المدينة
شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة

sarah saad said...

شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التفاؤل شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر كما انها افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل نقل عفش واثاث بالجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام
شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف

sarah saad said...

كما انها متخصصه فى النظافة وتنظيف المنازل ونظافة بالدمام والشقق والبيوت والفلل والكنب بالدمام
شركة غسيل كنب بالدمام
شركة تنظيف كنب بالدمام
شركة غسيل خزانات بالدمام
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة نظافه عامه بالدمام
شركة تنظيف منازل بالدمام
شركة تسليك مجارى بالدمام
شركة غسيل فلل بالدمام
غسيل عمائر بالدمام
شركة نظافة بالدمام
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالدمام
شركة تنظيف سجاد بالدمام
شركة غسيل مكيفات بالدمام


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