I think today’s topic is the most important one to keep in mind during this whole month of talking about UFOs: Allowing yourself to start something new.
So often I hear people say that they can’t start something new until they have finished all of their UFOs. And they sit there in misery, watching everyone else start fun new things while they plod away at something they may like, but need a break from!
Yes, you may say that the reason I have so many UFOs is because I allowed myself to start too many new projects!! True. But I had lots of fun along the way!
As Sunny said in one of the comments, quilting is our hobby. It is meant to give us pleasure, to relieve stress from our lives, not to cause more. Not allowing myself to start something new is a good way to stress me out, let me tell you that! But working on some UFOs and still starting some new projects keeps me going.
I know some people use new projects as rewards for finishing UFOs. I think this is a great idea. Finish 5, then you can start something new… (or finish 1, then start…?!). This method helps us get UFOs done, but also allows us to start on a fun new project which keeps us sane.
Of course sometimes our UFOs are so old that they almost seem like they are “new” – which I am finding with some of the ones I uncovered this month! But that is a bonus. Don’t let your UFOs hold you back and make you guilty. Allow yourself a treat now and then, and start something new!
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