I know a person (who will remain unnamed) who uses a little trick to work on projects. When starting a new job, she does just a little bit the day before. When she comes in the next day to begin the project, she’s happy to see that there’s some done already! And then, she can continue where she left off.
Nobody likes to start a new project with a blank page. Yuck, where do I begin? That small hurdle is sometimes enough to make you procrastinate a whole other day. Yes, I do it too! I have hundreds of small projects I’m responsible for, and sometimes I can’t bring myself to start another one. To avoid a new one, I’ll putter around on secondary tasks, avoiding the real work. But, if my project is already started, I have no trouble picking up where I left off. It’s the starting that bugs me.
I think I’ll try this little trick next time!