Taking on Projects

Sometimes, I find it to be good to have a project going on in my life.

It can be inspiring, motivating, and usually fun. I say usually because sometimes it can get challenging, and if there is some sort of deadline then its especially difficult to find motivation.

That’s why I only take on things I actually think I could thrive off of, make me happy and get me focused on something positive. The last couple days I have been struggling with my bipolar and depression, and in those times, I find its good to have something to look forward to, even in that moment I can’t move from the couch. Its good to have something to think about and come up with ideas for.

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I have interest in creating a video game. While that still is a goal of mine, it is a big project and I am still mostly in the research stages. There are other things, however, that I am excited to work on. This blog is one of them.

I started this blog because I love to write and I have some interesting stories to share. It was definitely a new project for me, sitting down and writing when I feel like I have something to write about, sharing some of the most private stories about myself, hoping they might help others.

Something else that has been on the backburner of my thoughts is still in its early stages of thought. A project a friend proposed to me, in which I can see great promise.

Things like this give people with mental illness (and those without) a purpose to get out of bed in the morning. I know today I struggled with it. But sometimes I lay in bed, thinking of cool ideas for different things I am working on, and it can motivate me to get up and start doing it.

New projects don’t have to be something as big as building a house. It can be goals you set for yourself, like for me, I have the goal to work on more art and get better at it. That’s definitely a long-term project. It can also refer back to my Just Try It post, talking about trying new things and challenging yourself. It is also easy to get overwhelmed by new things and goals, and its okay to take it slow. You don’t have to finish a project in a week. Depending on what you plan on doing, it could be for a month, a year, or maybe your whole life, such as me practicing art.

If its a serious thing you want to be a big part of your life, like going to the gym every day, maybe make a schedule for yourself. That’s a great excuse to buy one of those cute little planners from Chapters. Help yourself succeed in any way you can.

I have a lot of ideas for myself. Some I’ve shared with you and some I am still working out a plan to do so. But just thinking of cool things I like to do and creating something out of it is so rewarding. I hope with any future projects and planning that it goes smoothly and you have fun. Let me know what sort of projects you are working on in the comments!

Thanks for reading.

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