If you are like me, you find it difficult sometimes to start working, because you cannot see the end in sight! You say things to yourself like, “This will take me forever I can’t possibly get this done!”, or “I don’t want to spend my entire day working on this!”
So I have started a system where I limit the amount of time that I spend working, so I don’t feel overwhelmed. I set a timer on my computer for 33 minutes and I work and stay focused for those 33 minutes, I don’t take any phone calls, I don’t chat with anyone, I just stay focused for the 33 minutes. After those 33 minutes I give myself a 10 minute break to do whatever I want to do. Get a cup of coffee, surf the web, whatever! After the ten minute break, I return to my task, if I did not finish it, or move on to a new task.
I find by doing this, I don’t feel overwhelmed by how long I think a task will take, because I am only working on it for 33 minutes. Give it a try!
I downloaded a timer to use on my computer for free at: http://www.harmonyhollow.net/cool_timer.shtml
I hope this helps!