When you have started 100 projects, how do you reset and reprioritize?

I have 100 unfinished sit tasks in my fixer upper. I need to regroup and finish some but I am overwhelmed! Help!

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 04, 2018
    I am the same way. So many diy and crafting ideas- so many supplies many unfinished. I find making a list very helpful— and trying to knock off two or three things each day. Perhaps consider this list method or even a calendar weekly method for ACHIVEABLE goals and see if that works for you.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 04, 2018
    Hi Myke,
    First make a list of all projects. Then prioritize the ones that are the most important or the ones that are almost done. Once they are prioritized, start with #1 and ignore your inner self that sees all of the other projects. Iknow that it's not easy to do but you can do it! That should help you focus and feel less frustrated. Wishing you the best.
  • Liz Liz on Jun 04, 2018
    start with external structure. utilities. and then bathroom. kitchen. then the rest of the home room by room.
  • Janice Janice on Jun 04, 2018
    When I get to this point (right there with you at times) I pour myself a big glass of iced tea and sit down at my computer and create a list for myself.
    I list as many of the unfinished projects as I can think of and then start cutting and pasting them in the order I think they need to be completed. While organizing the list I also add notes under each project of items I may need to buy in order to complete that project...or even make a note to check with someone for advice, or even tools, parts, etc. I need to locate to complete it. This also can be done just by writing out a list by hand but I prefer to do it on my computer so I can save it and add to it as I think of more and then maybe reprioritize. Somehow this helps me to clear my head a bit and then can get all the "busyness" out of my head and onto paper. Print the list. Finish that cool drink and then look through your list and start with your highest priority item, working through it. Take your time and enjoy the process. Check off the project when completed. Next! Also, it's good to admire your work and share what you've done with a friend or family member. Once you start it will get easier to do the next project on your list. Add to that list as needed. Good Luck! And reward yourself with something you love when you've accomplished a couple of items on the list. Sometimes playing some of your favorite upbeat music helps too! :)
  • Since it is summer in a few short weeks, maybe focus on any projects that you can use now into the early fall? I am a big list maker, I have lists for everything! Maybe start with some of the smaller, quick to complete projects first so you feel and see progress.
  • Rymea Rymea on Jun 05, 2018
    Decide how often your are willing to work on the projects, one project day or one a week? Then you will see how long it would take to finish the list. Maybe you will decide some of them aren't worth doing or that your should hire some help. Then start with the quickest, easiest ones and make sure COMPLETE each before moving on.
  • Cathy Herring Cathy Herring on Jun 05, 2018
    It is overwhelming when you have a lot of projects started the easiest way BACK is to priotize your projects which is most important also which is most affordable finish that one first. I know sometimes I start one thing and it can lead to another project but finishing a probject fuels you to complete more.
  • I organize things by what type of weather is predicted, if it is going to be rainy, really hot outside, beautiful clear day, etc. Then I see what things are most exciting or which demand attention from a cleanliness perspective. Last, I have the things that I want to do only for me, that are fun and I give myself at an hour at the end of everyday to do one of those things. Hope that might help you.
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