We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We have an important project due, and we’re pulling out all the stops to get it done. We’ve even brought washi tape into the mix in hopes of sprucing up the presentation just that much more, but to no avail – now it looks like someone went through a rainbow with black and white crayons, and things aren’t looking up from here.
What Is The Big Problem
The big problem is that we have too much stuff and not enough storage. Our closets are overflowing, our drawers are crammed, and our rooms feel cluttered. The washi tape won’t fix this because it’s just a temporary solution.
We need something that will help us declutter and organize our space so that we can feel more relaxed and productive. It may seem overwhelming at first, but the trick is to start small. Take a few minutes every day to go through your possessions one item at a time.
Think about how often you use the item, what room of the house it goes in, and if you actually want to keep it or not. It may take some time for some items (like clothes), but trust me- you’ll get there! One thing I recommend doing is making lists with three columns: Keep, Toss, and Sell.
Put all of the items you’re considering keeping into one column, then move on to another column for things you should toss. If there’s anything left over after those two columns, put them in a third column marked Sell. Once all three columns are full, it should be easier to make decisions.
You might find that once you’re done with this process, there will be quite a bit less stuff taking up space around your home! To reduce clutter even further, try replacing any junk drawer with a magnetic dish tray like these. They come in a variety of colors and styles to match any home decor and they’re very inexpensive. And don’t forget to pick up these awesome accessories while you’re out shopping! Now that we’ve solved the big problem.
Why Does It Seem Impossible To Overcome?
It seems impossible to overcome because we have tried everything and nothing has worked. The thing is, when we try something new, we don’t know if it will work or not. It’s a risk. And, sometimes, the stakes are high. We might not be able to afford to fail. So, we keep doing what we’re doing because it’s comfortable and safe.
But, what if there was a way to take the risk out of trying something new? What if we knew that whatever we tried would work? Like…no matter what? How would our lives change then? I can’t answer that question for you. But I can tell you this: taking risks can make all the difference in how you live your life. And no amount of washi tape is going to fix this- but maybe we have something else that will.
Let me start by saying that I understand how hard it is to take a leap into the unknown. Sometimes we fear failure so much, we’ll do just about anything just to avoid getting hurt again.
Now Let’s Get Into The Solutions
- Understand the problem. What’s really going on? When you take the time to figure this out, it’ll be easier to find a solution.
- Talk to others who have similar problems. See how they’ve coped and what’s worked for them.
- Look for resources that can help you solve the problem. Sometimes all it takes is a little outside help.
- Try out different solutions until you find one that works for you. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
- Make a plan to keep the problem from happening again in the future. This step is important so you don’t find yourself in the same situation down the road.
- Follow through with your plan and stick to it! Remember that there are no quick fixes to these things. It takes hard work and commitment but if you stay determined, things will get better.
The sad truth is that there are no washi tape fixes for many of life’s problems. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to make things better when they’re not going well – we just need the motivation and determination to do it!
Solution 1 – Start Smaller
When you’re feeling overwhelmed by a project, it can be tempting to go out and buy a bunch of supplies in the hopes that they will help you get organized and get the job done. But more often than not, this ends up being a waste of money. A better solution is to start smaller. Break the project down into manageable tasks and focus on one thing at a time. You’ll be surprised at how much more productive you are when you’re not trying to do everything all at once.
Solution 2 – Take A Break From Washi Taping
You know what they say, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The same can be said for washi tape. When we’re in the midst of a washi tape obsession, it’s easy to think that this magical adhesive can fix anything. But sometimes, no amount of washi tape is going to fix the problem at hand. In those cases, it might be time to take a break from washi taping and try something else.
Solution 3 – Think About Scale
Washi tape is a great way to add a little bit of color and personality to your projects, but it’s not going to be the solution for everything. If you’re looking at a project and thinking this needs washi tape, stop and think about whether or not the project is actually worth your time.
Is it something that you’re going to look back on and be proud of, or is it something that’s just going to end up in the trash? Sometimes, the answer is both. In those cases, go ahead and use washi tape – but don’t forget to also think about how you can scale up your project so that it has a lasting impact.
Solution 4 – Isolate And Manage The Task
The first step is to identify and isolate the task that’s causing the problem. Once you’ve done that, you can create a plan to manage it better. This may involve breaking the task down into smaller parts, setting deadlines, or creating a system to track your progress. Whatever the solution is, make sure it’s something you can realistically stick to. Otherwise, you’ll just be back at square one. What are some other ideas for this?
1) Setting shorter term goals so they’re more manageable: For example, if my goal is to lose 20 pounds in a month, I might break that up into 5 pounds per week with reasonable expectations of what I need to do each day in order to achieve this. It sounds simple enough but when life gets busy, it becomes easier to justify giving yourself an extra day off because you’re feeling too tired.
Or saying that tonight you deserve to watch Netflix after a long day at work instead of going for a walk or doing 30 minutes on the treadmill because tomorrow will be another long day. Breaking things down into smaller pieces makes them easier to digest which also gives me more room for error and less guilt if I slip up once in awhile.
2) Seeing things through from start to finish before starting new tasks:
3) Dividing bigger tasks into sections and tackling them separately:
4) Getting rid of distractions (cell phone, TV, music)
Solution 5 – Collaborate With Other People
Collaborating with other people is a great way to get new ideas and perspective. When you’re feeling stuck, it can be helpful to talk to someone else about your problem. They might have a fresh perspective that can help you see things in a new light. Plus, working with others can help you stay motivated and on track. It’s easy to slack off when we work by ourselves, but when we collaborate with other people we are more likely to take our project seriously because they care about it too.
Do A Deep Dive To Understand The Problem Better
It’s always better to try and fail, then to never try at all. At least if you try, you know where your weaknesses are and what needs to be improved. Washi tape may not fix everything, but it’s worth a shot. And if it doesn’t work out, you can always try something else. Sometimes that’s the best solution. Give washi tape a shot before you give up.
You might find that this is just the beginning of an incredible journey! One day you’ll be on top of the world with these new skills and experiences under your belt. Remember: There is no such thing as perfect, only progress towards perfection.
Signed, Your Excited Guide On The Path To Beating Procrastination