Today’s tip for Amazingness:
DIY (Do it yoursef)
Benefits beyond the end project
DIY, really? So maybe you’re looking at this saying “I don’t need to read that blog today, I’ll catch it tomorrow. Maybe you think DIY is not my thing unless you mean Destroy it Yourself ” or maybe you simple in the IDC catagory of “I Don’t Care”. That’s ok, but there are some benefits beyond the finished project that might make you change your mind. I think you might embrace DIY, just don’t start with projects that are too large, too expensive, or beyond your abilities, start small. Besides DIY can be things like make a meal from scratch, hem your pants, plant a tomato- easy stuff.
Here are some reasons why you might want to consider a little DIY:
- Mistakes There are some tremendous benefits to allowing ourselves to make mistakes such as humility and patience, but it is also an area that allows great creativity and ingenuity. Most great inventions happen after lots of mistakes happened first, but each mistake was a learning tool.
- Save a little money Ok, this one is tricky. You CAN save money, but you need to budget your item and compare it against purchasing. Spending 50 bucks on craft items to make a $5.00 item is not a savings. But think in terms of reduce, reuse, recycle, reclaim!
- Good for the environment by re-purposing old items and making them something new not only can you save a little money you can save the planet by keeping the old item out of the landfills.
- Lean a new Skill It can be great fun to discover you have the ability to do something you didn’t know you could do. Who knows your new skill may even turn into a career or at least enough money to keep you in supplies! I fond out I could waterpaint and had no idea! My husband and I now make greeting cards as a hobby-What will your new skill be?
- A chance to disconnect and use our hands and minds This one is huge! Think back to when your mom told you to turn off the TV and go outside and play, it’s the same idea. Stepping away from electronic devices and putting our hands to something just feels good and it causes us to use different areas of the brain helping our overall brain health.
- A Sense of self worth Studies show that even attempting a DIY helps us feel better about ourselves, it opens up the possibilities of what we CAN do. Seeing it through to the end can be exhilarating and build us up even more.
- Reduced Stress and sense of well being working on projects can help take our minds of of other things, help us relax, improve our thinking skills, and build our confidence.
These are just some of the benefits to a good DIY project. Not sure where to start? Here are a few places.
Pinterest – this is the mother ship of DIY, you can make greeting cards, sewing projects, lamps, bed frames, chicken coops or reuse that old bottle, box and more. The possibility are limitless and you can find cheap projects to help you not go crazy.
DIY Network – after all, it’s what they do!
Fall is approaching and this is a great time to do some DIY: Halloween costumes, fall decor, updating your wardrobe, pumpkin designs, man cave ideas….
Just jump in and do it yourself! I know you can. Then stop by here and show your ideas or tag them on instagram #neverthoughtidblog.
So, how’s it going towards my personal goals to amazing?
For my Shaklee business Today is our Open House and I am excited to share Shaklee with anyone who comes by. I am also excited to meet neighbors, build friendships, make new ones, and help people feel better.
For the weekends I’m not planning activities, per se, in regards to exercise or business, but just remembering to have fun, share what I love, and move and play and I will of course Strip and Shake!
100 Days to Amazing! You can do amazing things.
I believe you can; you believe you can too!