Here’s the strategy I use to help me with the most DAUNTING tasks. I’ll use an example that’s relatively simple, then I’ll give a more complicated example from my own life and how I’ve applied this.
10 Minute Rule
Ask yourself, what can you plan or DO in a 10 minute window to help you toward the task at hand.
Example: Cleaning Your Room
Set a timer for 10 minutes and pick just ONE task, like clearing all the dirty dishes and bringing them to the kitchen. Then, maybe that only took 3 minutes, I’ll throw all the trash away next. Still have 3 minutes left? Okay I’ll make the bed. Timer goes off- now you choose, do you have time and capacity for another 10 minute chunk? If so start over, and if not, then be done with it.
You can do this every hour, every day, or once a week depending on what you need to get done!