Why It’s Always a Good Idea to DIY
Learning new skills takes time, but that can be worth it. The time invested into bettering ourselves is the best possible way to spend time, other than spending it with our loved ones. Betterment can be great if we take the right steps to do it.
There has been a huge rise in popularity of the do-it-yourself, otherwise known as DIY culture. The DIY way of things is often the better one, in almost all circumstances, and here is why.
Learning and Improving
Why not stop and do things yourself? Being better makes you more ready to face the world, and that also makes you more confident. Why not take the time to learn how to solder and replace the capacitors in your broken electronics device.
A plethora of things done on a vehicle a person can do on their own, without having to pay thousands of dollars to a mechanic. Yes, the mechanic’s time is expensive but in reality, how hard is it to change oil filters or even windows in a car, with today’s tutorials and guides, which are detailed to the tiniest bit? It’s not that hard.
Repairs cost money, from plumbing to electronics repairs to anything from going to a mechanic. With the right tools, which don’t need to be expensive, you can do most of the work on most of the things you own.
Exceptions are probably machine-soldered PCBs, which have the tiniest possible solder joints. People have found ways to do even that, by hand.
The point is that with the right attitude, you can save money for the things that matter, simply by learning how to do most repairs on your own. Though it is hardly on our own when we have entire online communities supporting us.
When working on projects with our hands, we are often not staring at our screens. This is good because you don’t want to accidentally hammer your finger instead of a nail, or worse if you are wielding a saw. DIY takes focus in order not to make things worse. Whichever project you take up, you will likely improve your concentration and spend time away from screens.
This is good in the long and short run, to make you feel better, more motivated and in the end, accomplished, once you finish the project.
Learning to Grow and Outlast
No project is without hiccups. That being said, it is good to have hiccups and obstacles. Nobody can work through a project without having obstacles. This is good and helps us to grow. Finishing a project takes patience and there will be things that will make us want to quit or regret our decision to start working on anything.
Ignoring it and continuing to work is the way to go, to learn how to persevere.
DIY is always good and these are some of the reasons why. The next time you need some repairs or something done around the house, look to yourself, you are the answer.