Advice on completing a large project or task:

“The task seems so massive and unreachable that you don’t know where to start. So, you choose not to start at all. It could be something like writing a book you’ve always wanted to write, or cleaning our your garage, or redecorating your bathroom.

You think of this task as a huge project and you can’t possibly figure out where to begin. Basically, you’re overwhelmed before you even take the first step, so you end up putting the task off indefinitely…

The best thing you can do in this situation is to break the large project down into smaller “mini-projects”. You begin with the first mini-project, finish it, reward yourself, and then move on to the next one. Before you know it, you’ve completed the final step to the overall task. ”

Suan Lynn Perry, 2005, Procrastination Elimination: Seven Days to Action!