People have been tackling more projects at home since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Hopefully, you’ve been able to do a little more tinkering in the garage and a little less checking off items on your honey-do list.
The good news is that there are vaccines on the horizon. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon your classic car upgrade.
There are so many reasons to keep moving forward! Here’s why you should keep restoring your classic car.
Why Should I Continue to Work on My Classic Car?
Now is not the time to get complacent. You’ve come this far; imagine what the result will look like. Besides, what are you going to do with a partially restored ride anyway?
Hobbies such as restoring classic cars are a classic form of self-care, which has been talked about a lot this year. By continuing to work on your project, you’ll improve your mental health, feel accomplished, and stay socially connected.
The next wave of COVID-19 is here, and restrictions are getting tighter. You’re likely going to be stuck at home at least through winter until the vaccines are widely available. Even if you don’t get sick, your psyche will suffer.
Why not keep doing something you love that brings you joy? Restoring your classic car will keep your spirits up and give you something to look forward to. With a sense of purpose and a way to structure your time, the days won’t seem as long and monotonous.
Think of working on your car as the ultimate stress reliever. You can focus your attention on project-related tasks you can control and get your mind off pandemic-related circumstances you can’t control. When you can’t take the news anymore, you can go to your happy place.
Sense of Accomplishment
If you stop restoring your classic car now, you’ll have an unfinished project. How irritating is that? If you continue to work on it, you’ll get to see amazing results that you’ll eventually be able to show off.
When you look back at this time in your life, you’ll be proud that the hours, days, weeks, and months you thought you had to fill were actually put to good use. You will have something to show for it in the end. Instead of wasting an opportunity and waiting for things to get back to normal, you’ll be working toward something that matters to you.
Who knows? You may even get ahead, finish the upgrade, and be able to start another restoration project before the pandemic is over. Is there something else you’ve been wanting to work on, but didn’t have the time or resources to handle? Chances are you just might be able to make happen now.
We get it. You miss car shows. You miss meeting other hot rod enthusiasts. You miss hanging out with your buddies. Guess what? The sooner you get done with your project, the sooner you can enjoy masked and socially distanced gatherings in parking lots with your car friends even as the pandemic churns on.
If you’re tired of talking about the same old things with your family and friends on the phone or the computer, you can give them an update on your classic car upgrade and freshen up the conversation. Take your laptop into the garage and show them the car. Make a plan to take a ride together in the future.
Speaking of car shows, welcome to the eagerly anticipated light at the end of the pandemic tunnel! You will be ready for next summer’s lineup of events WAY ahead of time if you push on with your restoration through fall and winter. Your spring and summer weekends will be freed up, too. Instead of being stuck in the garage on a sunny day, you’ll be out riding!
Why You Should Keep Restoring Your Classic Car
Now you know why you should continue to work on your classic car and relish the extra time you have to spend on your favorite hobby.
Following through on this project will help you stay sane and make some sense of this crazy year. You’ll feel proud of what you’ve accomplished and get rewarded for your hard work in the end. You’ll be able to keep in touch with your buddies and get in prime shape for all the car shows in your near future.
Need help with your restoration? The experts at Master Power Brakes would love to hear about your project and help you make the right decisions for your classic car. Contact us today!