How do you break down tasks into smaller manageable chunks?

Rosmarie E.
The Pomodoro technique is helpful when I'm struggling to get into a work flow. I write very short to-do lists so that I can focus my attention on a few large tasks without getting overwhelmed by the many steps that might go into each task. The less I think ahead of how many little things I have to do and how much energy and time it will take to do them, the better chances I have at completing my daily goals.

Joann P.
Think about the order you normally do the task in and use those as steps. Make them separate tasks. Most people normally do everything in their lives in a certain order, whether it's cleaning or a project for work, you automatically do it in chunks. So instead of saying "complete project", say "research", "plan slide", "insert information", and so on.

Quinn N.
If I have a longer task, like cleaning my room for example, I’ll cut it down to sections. I’ll start by cleaning up the area around my bed, then my night stand, then my desk, my bookshelf, my closet until my room is finally all clean.

Anna C.
Just break them down, the more you think about it the more it defeats the purpose. Breaking them down into smaller chunks is so that they feel easier to do so just break them into parts that feel easier to do. Thats it. No more than that. Thinking about it usually makes it worse so just do it even if you arent doing it right ur still doing something.

Greg F.
If I would need to clean and reorganize my closet I wouldn't take everything out of it and do all of it at once because it is to much work and then I probably wouldn't start. I go about it plank to plank or part to part

Tatiano I.
I write down every step of the tasks I need to do and a deadline for me to finish it. Then, as I conclude them, I put a check in front of it. This helps me being more productive and keeps me motivated.

Hugh Z.
Each task I have I break down into its individual steps. For example if my task is to clean the kitchen on my to do list it would look like this:

Clean Kitchen
-wash dishes
– put dishes away
– pick up clutter
-wipe down benches
-empty bin
– clean stove top
-clean oven
-clean microwave
-wipe down cupboard doors
-oganise fridge
– clean fridge
-organise cupboards
-oganise pantry
– clean pantry
-sweep floor
-mop floor

Courtney E.
What you need to do is learn time management and also when you write a to-do list write the specific things that leads up to the task that you can do one by one without doing the big thing all at once. It's like a process. Example: "I have to this science test" what you do is read chapters 8-10 and then write down your summary and then read it over and do it all. (This is just a example)

Kitty B.
I plan out the time I need to complete a task beforehand. And take planed breaks after some time. And when I finish a part of a task. I take a dancebreak

Jerome Q.
At first i find the hole idea of what im about to do
Then i start finding data as much as i can tgen i will organise them in this way i will know more about that subject but i learn as much as needed

Austrelino B.
I like to give each task a certain amount of time. If something is really a priority then you will make time for it. So for example if I want to work out, eat a healthy snack, and then get in the shower, then I will give each of those a time frame. So that I can fit everything in

Claude Z.
by separating the task into segments and arranging it in a to do list for several days instead of one which is more manageable

Syed U.
Step no. 1,
Step no.2,
Forget about goals and focus on systems instead.
Create a system that will help you achieve your goals in 5 or 10 days divide the ammount of task by the number of days you have and follow that system every day.

Aeryn F.
Take each multi step or complex issue and divide the task to smaller more manageable portions including external contingencies.

Magnus C.
If you struggle with time management and/or working methodically like me, just start somewhere. Try not to think at first, just DO something related. Normally the act of starting the task clarifies things so that a little while in, you can reassess and prioritse now that your head's in the game.

Thanikai I.
First spend some time in analysing the task deeply. The first step is really important. Gather all the requirements and what else has to be done to get the task completed 100%. Include even the ones where you have to update a chat thread or JIRA if work related. Now that you know what has to be done, you are all set to break it down into smaller chunks. List them all in your favourite notes editor. Try Notion.

Jaqueline A.
How do you keep going building a better and fabulous self when you're not in the mood or lack of motivation as when you began?

Erc Lio N.
I always divide the task into little tasks it helps me to go step by step. for example if I have to complete my syllabus I covert it into small parts. To understand the concept I do one chapter a while and forget about other so that I can focus on the first one then the others.

Pilar R.
1. I time how long it takes to do my least favorite ones. It takes less than 5 min to empty the dishwasher and 15 min to clean the cat toilet.
2. I sett a timer, a good song and see how much I can do in that time.
3.Divide and conquer. Divide the tasks in tiny steps. Empty the lower drawer of the dishwasher. Put away plates only, just glasses, just cups, just forks, only knives, and so on.
Dinner prepp. Wash veggies, stopp. Cut one type of veggies, stopp….
4. Bigger tasks like cleaning the toilett. Tidy up one area at the time, floor, sink area, bathtub, and so on. It takes days 😉 done by Friday. Everything is cleaned for the weekend.

Dircen Ia Z.
If I have to do whole syllabus of social science I first only concentrate on the first chapter and forget all the chapters so that I could concentrate at the first chapter only. Like this it is very easier to study and understand chapters rather than doing all the chapters together it gets mixed up.