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4. Break Large To-Dos Down Into Smaller To-Dos

One of the quickest ways to get overwhelmed when looking at your to-do list is to have a list filled with monstrous tasks that will take weeks to complete.

  • conduct keyword research
  • conduct competitive research
  • audit and catalog existing content
  • review ideas backlog
  • solicit ideas from customer service and sales
  • ask customers for ideas
  • evaluate all ideas
  • create calendar

Instead of having lots of very large tasks on your lists, spend some time breaking those large tasks down into the smallest completable components.

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