#79 Organizing Your Projects & Staying Motivated to Work on Them

Do you struggle with finding the motivation to finish a project?

My friend, you are not alone! We all need a little staying motivated through a long project sometimes. The afghan that’s been a WIP (work in progress) for three years; the scarf you started last summer that would currently only keep your daughter’s teddy bear warm. We all have them hiding in our house just waiting to become something great.

At any given time I have between 5 and 10 WIP’s, some of which have been around for months…or even longer. I dream up a new project and leave the old ones in the dust. It happens to the best of us! Today I’m here to not only tell you that it’s okay to have projects lingering around the house but also to share 13 different motivational tactics to help you power through when you need to just get it done.

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13 Motivational Tactics to Try:

  1. Crochet small projects in between crochet sessions on big project
  2. Watch TV
  3. Pick another project and switch back and forth
  4. Stop to weave in the ends to break things up
  5. Start another project (or two!)
  6. Make dishcloths for a quick reset
  7. Make embellishments to spark creativity and feel accomplished
  8. Go back to your “why” and find the need to finish
  9. Listen to music or a podcast
  10. Plan the next project
  11. Take a break from working on it
  12. Set a number of rows or skeins to complete before putting it down for the day
  13. Use color transitions to keep your interest

On the show, Brittany aims to inspire you and help you grow in your craft. Through her own stories and the stories of special guests, you’ll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to make something that makes you happy.

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