17. Not Breaking Down Big Projects - Deepstash

17. Not Breaking Down Big Projects

Big projects look overwhelming and often lead to stress and procrastination.

Time management tips:

  • Break it down. Whenever you start a new task, break it down into steps that you can complete in 20–30 minutes, even if they look trivial.
  • Develop a logical sequence. Complete tasks in order, one by one, to feel the progress.
  • Review your progress regularly. Break your tasks into an easy-to-follow steps. Or use task boards like Kanban to visualize your progress.

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