We have entered the lazy days of summer, that languid time that tests even the most dedicated workers.
We’ve got a bunch of stuff to do—emails to write, content to create—but it’s so darn nice out. There’s that beach vacation to plan. Cool new flip-flops to pick out online. Anything seems better than writing that next email, blog post post or even a to-do list.
Sometimes putting a task off isn’t an option, so here are 10 tips to jump-start your initiative:
1. Divide to conquer. We often avoid tackling big jobs because they seem so daunting. The solution? Divide major projects into a bunch of smaller, easily conquerable tasks. “Taking on a huge project is always overwhelming, and especially so if it is accompanied by a tight deadline,” writes Sonal Mishra at YourStory. “In such a situation, it helps to take one step at a time by breaking your task into smaller sub-tasks.”