In How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life, Alan Lakein encourages people to use a Swiss cheese approach to procrastination; one little bite at a time!

If you plan your time and take 5-minute intervals to get a project done, once you get over the hump you’re more likely to stick with it. Chip away at large tasks by making small holes. Lakein suggests creating a list and carrying it around so that when you have extra time, for example when waiting for an appointment, you can check your list and take a bite.

“The underlying assumption of the Swiss cheese approach is that it is indeed possible to get something started in five minutes or less. And once you’ve started, you’ve given yourself the opportunity to keep going … Swiss cheese is supposed to lead to involvement.” Eventually, you will make so many holes in your task that it will be accomplished!