Reading Getting Things Done as a recent university leaver was highly influential on my life.
One of the ideas that really struck me was “break down large projects into smaller tasks.” It’s so obvious once you know it but for adolescent me, this was groundbreaking.
Instead of chipping away at this glacier of a task, all I had to do was one small thing. Adding in the idea of “if you don’t know the first task, ask someone who might.” Killed most of my procrastination overnight.
Even though it’s obvious, looking at my task list from the last few days and I can see a few large projects that aren’t actionable tasks.
Time to go through my inbox.