Most big tasks can be broken up into small manageable tasks. To get them done with as little stress as possible, this is what should be done. If you’re looking to spring clean your home, for example, divide the house up room by room. Then list everything that needs to be done in each room. Once you have your lists you need to prioritize what needs to be done first, second and so on. Once this is complete you can get going. Making lists of smaller tasks and ticking them off as you get them done gives you a feeling of accomplishment. Instead of one monster task you can reward yourself for doing the series of smaller tasks. You’ll see things start to take shape and feel better as the task suddenly becomes smaller.
Big tasks in some ways are a mixed blessing. There are things that you like to do and things that you dread. When you have your list of what you want to get done for that day, if at all possible do the least desired task first. You energy levels are highest in the early part of the day so giving it to those tasks you really don’t want to do will get them ticked off of your list much faster. Waiting until later, when you are tired and slow, will virtually guarantee that the task will get put off.
Big tasks seem quite daunting however, nearly all of them can be shattered into small tasks. By doing this you’re making the large task much more manageable and even enjoyable at times. The next large task you know you have coming, pan in advance and break it up. You’ll find it isn’t so bad.