Many times when I’m feeling overwhelmed by a project, I just don’t start at all. Just seeing the mountain of a task in front of me is enough to make me give up altogether.
Of course, I would then reach the end of the day having done nothing at all — which is just all around disappointing!
So now I’m trying a new mind-blowing strategy of getting things done — when I’m overwhelmed with tasks, I will make do with doing just a small chunk of it at a time. May it be uploading a header for a website, reading a line in a book, or even folding a single T-shirt in a laundry pile. Then I’ll keep on munching day by day until the next thing I know, l’ve tackled the dreaded mountain!
I’m going for consistency over quantity!
It’s no longer scary, if you look at it tiny! Ingenuous, I know!
I’m fully aware this solution isn’t exactly rocket science, and so I wonder why I have yet to train my brain not to be scared when there is an overwhelming mountain of a workload in front of me.
But this time, I am really going to try to focus on one thing at a time and get more of these mountains done.
As my mom used to say:
Q: How do you eat an elephant?
A: One bite at a time.
Now to get my knife and fork and get this over with.