Day 4: Celebrate the little things!
Celebrating the little things during a large project helps keep you going. Sometimes projects can drag on and on, and there are moments when you think IT. WILL. NEVER. END. I know I have felt that way about scrapping wallpaper, termite damage and the construction loan a few times. Sometimes you need to stop thinking about everything you have left to do and focus on all the things you have accomplished.
When Ryan and I first starting working on the house, we celebrated about everything from cleaning a sink to removing carpet to tearing down walls. Seriously, I made him admire the sink I just cleaned!
Sparkly, right?! It was huge. This clean sink was a symbol for me that one day this entire house will be clean! Celebrating what we accomplished pushes up to keep working. Every step of the process is important.
For me, recognizing that I have made progress keeps me motivated. It gives me hope.
For example: Wallpaper
Sure, I still have wallpaper to scrape, BUT I have come a long way. Progress has been made, and I am thankful for that.
If you are someone who is constantly making improvements around the house, consider throwing in a few small projects there and there. Not only will it break up the monotony, but it will provide you with a sense of accomplish. A sense of accomplishment is crucial with an ongoing renovation!
What do you have to celebrate about today? How do you stay motivated when renovating or remodeling? I would love to hear. I may need help in a few months! 🙂
This post is the third of a series called 31 Days of Surviving a Renovation.
Day 1: 31 Days of Surviving a Renovation
Day 2: Give Thanks
Day 3: Stay Organized