Getting started. It’s the perennial problem that many of us have to face. It doesn’t matter what the problem is, taking the first step to solving it is always difficult. In the case of homeownership, there are any number of improvements that you will want to make throughout the life of your home, but getting started will be the biggest road block.
In such cases, it’s best to take some tips from the experts at life management. Getting motivated has to be a conscious effort, you have to tell yourself that you’re going to do it, and you have to remind yourself why you want to do it. Then you have to make it easy on yourself by creating a plan and sticking to it.
Maybe you have a deck, for example, that has been getting older and the boards are starting to warp with the nails slowing popping out – just waiting for someone to take a wrong step.
Even though you know it’s a safety hazard, you still might not be doing anything about it because “it’s winter. How could anyone get hurt on it during winter when nobody is using it?” Yet you still know that a dangerous deck is in your yard, and that eventually someone will be seriously injured by it. So make a plan to put an end to it right now, even if you’re not putting the plan into action today. Knowing when you’re going to start the project will make you more likely to actually do it. Don’t accept excuses for not having or sticking to a plan from yourself either.
By planning ahead, you know exactly when you need to do something, and the more planning you do, the more likely you are to stick to it. The process naturally reinforces itself through its positive benefits to lifestyle and psyche. Plus, it means that one doesn’t have to deal with unexpected stresses as often as those who don’t plan for things like home renovations or live on the spur of the moment.
Let us help you plan for you next major home improvement, from decks to home renovations, we will take the stress out of the process and will help you get a build plan in place months before we even start a project. Save some of the energy by having your plans made up this winter and getting an installation in the spring or summer!