Some tasks seem overwhelming when you first confront them, and, in some cases, you may not know how to proceed. However, by learning to look at overwhelming projects and break them down in the right way, you’ll find that they aren’t so daunting after all. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

1. Identify Each Step of the Task

Difficult tasks can usually be divided into smaller, more manageable ones. For example, if you must send a complicated report to a client, this may involve several steps, such as gathering research, analyzing the results and putting the information into a spreadsheet. If possible, try to break down the project into small steps that take no longer than two minutes. When you look at the individual steps, the larger task no longer seems quite as intimidating.

2. Take Consistent Action

If you find yourself procrastinating due to the size or difficulty of the project, identify some action you can take right now. This may involve doing research, making a phone call or sending an email. At the same time, make sure you don’t get stuck in the trap of doing research or busywork to avoid making real progress.

3. Delegate Whenever Possible

There may be certain aspects of the task that can be delegated. Someone else on your team might be best qualified to handle a certain job. Even if you’re working alone, you may be able to outsource certain tasks, freeing your time to focus on what you do best.

4. Create Deadlines

You probably have a deadline for the complete task, but you should also set up a timetable for the smaller tasks, too. Depending on the size of the project, this may involve hours, days or even weeks or months. If multiple people are working on different aspects of the project, make sure each team member has deadlines. This helps you stay focused and on track with the project. For project planning and workflow advice, contact ActionCOACH.

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