If you’re feeling overwhelmed when it comes time to tackle any large projects (or any project for that matter), we feel you. Sometimes something as simple as taking the first step begins a momentum that leads to progress. Other times, if we’re being honest, a big project can feel like a grind and we just have to break it down into smaller steps so that we can get to the finish line. If you’re groaning just thinking about a big project that lies in front of you, here are 5 tips to help you tackle it!
Give yourself some grace.
Feeling overwhelmed when thinking about a big project is completely normal. Allow yourself the grace to know that these feelings are normal. You are not alone, but also, you can do this.
Take some deep breaths. Close your eyes and visualize how you will feel once this project is complete. Imagine yourself feeling proud, relieved, and at peace.
Make a “to-do” list.
Write down every step it will take to get the job done. Not just the big steps, break those down into their smallest components. That will allow you to work on the project in manageable bite-sized chunks. Even when it seems like the job is too big to get done at once, you might be able to tackle one item on your list. Each item that you check off will move you closer to your goal.
Once you have your list, move things around, or number them in order from most to least important. This will give you a clear idea of what needs to get done first.
Start with the Easy Stuff.
Sometimes starting with the easiest things gets you in motion. It’s so satisfying to check items off the list. Once you are moving and grooving you won’t want to stop! Of course, we’ve heard starting with your hardest item can be a great way to start, too! It gets the worst of the list off your plate so you dont have to think about it for the rest of the day. It all depends on what motivates you (and if you like to start the day by swallowing your frog!) ?
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