Made in Spare Time

On Small Projects

I've been thinking a lot lately about small projects. You know, the kind of projects that you can complete in an afternoon or a weekend. The kind of projects that don't take weeks or months.

I’m not sure what got me thinking about this, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. I have a lot of big projects going on in my life right now and it feels like I’m never going to get them all done.

But you know what? I don’t need to get all of them done. I just need to focus on one thing at a time and take it one step at a time. And when I break it down like that, it doesn’t seem so overwhelming anymore.

So, I’m going to focus on small projects for now. I’m going to start with the things that I can complete in a day or a weekend. And I’m going to give myself a pat on the back every time I finish one.

Why am I going to do this? Well, there are a few reasons.

First of all, it feels good to finish something. When you’re working on a big project, it can feel like you’re never going to get it done. But when you’re working on a small project, you can see the finish line and it feels great to cross it.

Second of all, small projects are less intimidating. When you’re looking at a big project, it can be hard to even know where to start. But with a small project, you can just jump in and start working.

Third, small projects give you a sense of accomplishment. When you finish a small project, you can feel proud of what you’ve accomplished. And that can give you the motivation to keep going and tackle bigger projects.

I think, in the end, these small projects in my personal life will help me in my professional life as well. Because when I’m used to finishing things and crossing things off my list, I’ll be able to approach my work with the same attitude.

So, here’s to small projects! May they help us all to feel a sense of accomplishment and may they help us to get one step closer to our bigger goals.