You probably can't! Things always take more time than we think because we are terrible at estimating that. Get what you can done, then either continue working on wast what you budgeted, or put it on hold.
It doesn't matter if you get the whole big thing done in that amount of time. Just make sure you make some progress towards it. Just thinking about it can help, so that it never leaves your mind. That one big thing is just that – big. Realize it's probably not going to get done all at once, and be proud of what progress you make! Life rarely makes big chunks of time so you can get a whole project done at once. Dedication and like this gives you more time to find the best ideas, too. It gives you time to reflect. Don't stress about it not being done. If you regularly make time for it, you can rest assured that it will be done after a few days, weeks, or months!
Take it one step at a time. And stick to a timeline plan. If you can’t, think of what’s the worst thing that will happen If you didn’t do it.
- How far in advance do you put tasks on your to do list? I am a big procrastinator and if I see something on my to do list that’s not due for a while I tend to just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
- How far ahead should one write their list.. i.e. daily, weekly or monthly?
- Is it any way to make do to list more creative but still keep them simple?
- What strategies do you use to prioritize & organize “to do now” vs “to do later” tasks?
- How to make sure you stick to your list when something else that you need to finish first just popped out?
- How to make a to do list more interesting?
- time management? How to be more effective with time? I am a person who cares a lot about details, and in my work, I tend to refine concepts a lot. I find myself time swept often and offset my to do’s.
- How can I do a ideal write to do list? Can you share an example
- How do you manage your energy Vs. Your ambition (i.e. multiplicity of projects you want to do) ?
- How do you prioritise your three main things to do when you have loads more to do?