Some resolutions are really projects in disguise. For example, a resolution might be to take care of some home repairs or declutter the house. Those are all projects.
The first step is to define exactly what you want to accomplish. Are you just painting the bathroom or doing a major remodel? Are you cleaning out the mudroom or doing a full-scale decluttering of closets, drawers, basement, and attic?
Once you know what you want to do, think about how much time it will take. Then double it – at least.
Likely, completing a project will take several extended periods of time. You aren’t going to paint the bathroom by working for 15 minutes a night. So block out those extended periods on your calendar. Maybe you can do it over a few weekends. You might need to schedule a few days off work. But if you don’t plan for it, you won’t do it. having a date in your calendar makes it more real
In the days leading up to the time you have set aside, you can start preparing. Maybe you buy the paint and tarps you need. Or you clear out a space to sort the contents of your closet. Or you research places to donate what you no longer need.
Finally, when it’s time to start the project, push yourself to avoid procrastination. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll finish
Make sure you’ve planned a nice reward for when the project is complete.