Lately, with everything going on (namely, the renovation) I’ve found it a little difficult to stay on top of my schedule. I hate feeling unproductive, but that’s exactly how I’ve felt the past few weeks. Lazy. I work from home most days, and it’s incredibly easy to get distracted. Especially when the Olympics are on — double whammy.
On top of that, ever since winning the Mrs. Meyer’s Hunt I’ve felt a lot of pressure to succeed. I really don’t want to look back in a year and feel like I didn’t do anything with the opportunity I have been given.
Ironically though, I the fear of squandering opportunity was actually what was keeping me stuck and therefore, I was squandering opportunity. Make sense? I know I just went super deep there. At first I was frustrated. How do I get unstuck? I wasn’t sure.
But then I read a book that helped me immensely.
Guys, this book changed the way I think about opportunity. He perfectly described what I had been feeling, and helped me move past it to start making changes!
Here is the truth, I will fail. Something I do will flop, and it may be embarrassing and maybe even painful, but life will go on. He says in his book that the people who aren’t afraid to fail are the ones who succeed. You know why? Because they keep trying! They are like Nike they “Just Do It!”
I’ve had a lot of ideas I haven’t done anything with because they weren’t “perfect.” They weren’t all wrapped up in a pretty bow and ready to go, so I just let them sit here idly in my head. No more! I’ve got some plans to do some things later in the year that I am so excited about. Some of my ideas may not work, but at least I can say that I tried and did something rather than doing nothing.
All of that to say, this new concept “Dollar Store DIYs” came out of this realizing I need to do more. The premise is, find something in a Dollar Store and turn it into something awesome.
This first DIY is to help you stay organized! It’s a lot cheaper than a fancy planner, and can double as wall decor, too. Here’s how you make it!
• Mod Podge
• Foam Brush
- Go through old magazines and cut out any images that you like. I stuck to certain color themes for my clipboards, but you could also stick to topic like food, flowers, clothes, etc.
- Use Mod Podge to adhere each image to the clipboard.
- Once images are set in place, do a top coat of Mod Podge to seal the images.
If you’ve been feeling a little stuck lately, I know how you feel! I don’t have a 3 step process for getting unstuck, but I can say doing something (anything) is helpful. Set a goal, start a project, and just do something this weekend! Let me know in the comments below what you’re action step towards getting unstuck is!