I am always fascinated about jigsaw puzzles and challenged how long I could finish an adult-sized one, that’s if I would be able to finish at all, let alone that I never had a hand on adult-sized jigsaw puzzle yet.
Last December 2016, I got a 1,000-piece (Ice Cream designed) jigsaw puzzle from a person who really knows my interests. The very time I got a time alone in January 2017, I started sorting all the pieces by color prioritizing all the end/edge pieces.
Sorting alone is very challenging and would take time; thus, patience is certainly needed. Since the workdays already started, I spent lesser time working on the jigsaw puzzle. I worked on it every weekends to distress; little by little, I was able to assemble some parts of the 1,000 pcs. puzzle.
After 34 days, I finished the entire puzzle! Not bad for a first-timer. Now, it’s time to search for a glass frame to display my accomplishment.
- It pays to be interested in doing something. It’s difficult to accomplish a task if you are not into it. Yes, you can finish it for some reasons; but, the result may not be as satisfactory expected.
- Don’t be alarmed by activities new to you. You may not know how to make the first step and complete it, but you can always strategize and try. Ask and seek help when needed.
- Before starting a task, it is important to set a reward system. This will motivate you not only to accomplish a task, but to complete it efficiently. (For this activity, I got myself a pint of ice cream as a reward!)
- It is helpful to have an extra-curricular activity regardless how little it can be. The workweek can be taxing; our brain needs a break from all the work-related activities. You can go out with family and friends, watch movies, play football, or anything that will recharge you.
- Patience will always be a virtue.
Til the next set of puzzle!