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 could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??