LIFESTYLE CONCEPTS | WHAT TO DO WITH UNDERDEVELOPED IDEAS

 Schedule and dedicate at least 15 minutes to the idea.

A passing thought will never turn into an exciting project unless you prioritize it. Focus. Remove all distractions ( yes phone too, thank you very much ) and give your whole energy to it for as long as you can afford.

 Rethink and look at your idea from multiple different angles.

Perception is a powerful mind-tool. Change it and see what happens.

Assign a different use or meaning to your original idea, be versatile about the concept and  create multiple interpretations of your original thought.

 

 Tell someone.

Share your idea and brainstorm with another person. Maybe they will have something interesting to add, something that will spark some inspo and get the creative juices flowing. Quite often, when we get stuck in a rut we tend to lose the ability to see the obvious. And that’s exactly when someone else’s perspective might come in handy and change everything. If not, we’ll just call it bonding over an unexecuted plan. Not bad, not bad at all.

Combine with other unfinished ideas and see what happens. Which brings me to my next point:

Keep an ideas-only-journal.

File your ideas,write everything down and go through your notepad when you feel  the need to take up a new  badass project.

So, what have you been up to lately? Any new or old unfinished ideas you’d like to share? Let’s all get together and join forces! Leave your ideas in the comments below, letting everyone know what areas you’d like some help with, and offer a helping hand if you think you have something to say! Join the hashtag #unfinishedprojects and let’s find each other on social media to inspire creativity.

 

 

39 Comments

  • Rosemary Palmer November 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    So many great ideas. Sometimes I think I do spend more time planning than doing. But then, that’s almost as much fun.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      That’s the key to success Rosemary! If you are enjoying the whole process, you know it’s a project worth investing in!

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  • Carolyn November 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    This makes total sense! In project management the rule is 80% planning, 20% execution. I also like the ‘telling someone’..it makes you accountable!

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  • Britne D. November 1, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    This is gold! I know for me my ideas and thoughts can be all over the place and I have to be deliberate about following each of the steps you’ve listed! I’m about to launch/run my first major charitable project on my blog and I had to do each of these steps (and I still do!).

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Britne! I would love to take a look at your charitable project! Please keep me updated! Best of luck!

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  • Pedro November 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Chelf,

    Awesome post 🙂
    We all have ideas, wonderful ideas, great ideas, God-given ideas that have remained ideas. And you’ve shown us here to turn each of those ideas into reality.

    Best regards,

    Pedro

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Hiya Pedro! Let’s get things done then!

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  • Irena November 1, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    This topic is great! We all have so many ideas going around, but rarely dedicate some real time into it. You actually got me thinking now. Really great post!👍🏻

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

      That’s the spirit! Start thinking, write it down, make it happen! ( and tag me with the fruits of your labor so that we can share the good vibes )

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  • ashlee November 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I love this, I have been fighting with some ideas lately. I am definitely going to try and talk about my ideas to other people! Great tips!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 11:45 am

      I hope you’ll end up with a bunch of finished projects and exciting collaborations Ashlee! Go get them!

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  • Shannon November 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I have so many of these unfinished ideas…. so great to write things down and just “start.” Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 11:44 am

      tell me about it.. we all have so many unfinished projects and we end up losing track! Let’s join forces and complete a project together! Chelflings united <3

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  • Lamees November 1, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing these great ideas with us.

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  • Naomi Destiny November 1, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I love to write down my ideas and make time for it’s execution. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  • Komal November 2, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Love love the images girl! Hehe, sometimes I overthink an idea in my head and give up on it before putting it into execution :/ Great advice though!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Thank you, thank you! Writing them down might help! Give it a go! Also, it’s a great excuse to get a new pretty notebook 😉

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  • Marya November 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

    this is exactly what i need everytime i have an idea to write but it ends up getting deadlock somewhere. i used to rely on my idea and just write whatever i want to write on my blog, but recently i decided to join as many groups as i can so i get more exposure on what to write. it works really well, thank you! 😀

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 11:36 am

      I wish you all the best Marya! Keep up the good work!

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  • Zee November 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I agree with journaling ideas though I have a problem with sticking to one idea.. which at times work against me. It takes time and practice to achieve something so will be patient with myself.
    At the moment I’m enjoying blogging which is new to me and hopefully as time goes it will all make sense. Thank you for your pointers they are really good keep inspiring

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      Welcome to the blogging world Zee! I hope it will get you to amazing places! Keep up the hard work and thank you for stopping by!

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  • Rutendo Matongo November 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I feel better now… thank you! Let me put these tips into practice

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      happy to help!

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  • Adel November 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I have quite a few unfinished projects that I changed 1000’s of times and still not happy with it.

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  • Nanci November 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Very helpful and great post! I’m going to keep this in mind now 🙂

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  • Vicki November 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Love this!! Seems like all I have are all these random ideas. Perhaps I should dust some of them off and give them some time and love. Who knows what might come from them

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 2, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      That’s the spirit! Let’s get those creative juices flowing! Remember to use the #unfinished projects to show off your hard work! I’ll keep an eye on all social media <3

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  • Taylor Hamrick November 3, 2017 at 12:38 am

    I write *everything* down! I’m not that organized so I have post-its, journals, chalk boards, and note apps on my phone so I can write an idea down wherever I am 🙂

    theordinaryolive.com

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 3, 2017 at 1:06 am

      Sounds brilliant! Better safe than sorry 😉

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  • Cassie November 5, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Thank you for these amazing ideas ♥ I really need this ♥☺

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  • Ellen November 5, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Thank you for posting this! Sometimes, I get uninspired easily and totally blank out and not do anything about it. Then once I do get a whole bunch of ideas, I end up not writing it down. I really needed this ~

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 5, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Happy to provide the inspiration <3

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  • Lieanha November 7, 2017 at 1:11 am

    These are totally helpful, it is hard to stop planning all the time and actually do something lol .. great post♥

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr November 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      I feel ya! Let’s start making things happen!

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  • Sloane November 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I love the idea only journal concept! I am a new-ish blogger and sometimes have a hard time keeping things organized.

    I will definitely give this a shot.

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  • J. Endress November 20, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Great post! Working with a partner definitely helps in developing some half-baked ideas into something solid. I’m luck that my partner and I are traveling and writing as a team.

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  • Erika Ravnsborg November 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Awesome! That’s what I do with my ideas. thanks for the confirmation that I’m doing the right thing

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  • Krystal Costa November 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Love this! I have so many post ideas I have yet to get around to. This just gave me motivation!

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  • Alicia November 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Great article and I love the look of it and the pics.

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