IT’s not that I’m being lazy. I just have a lot on my mind. I can’t focus. I see the start of the project and the end of a project. Then, I tend to “dilly dally” all the way through. Not on purpose, but in the back of my mind there is a voice saying “Don’t worry about it, you have plenty of time”. Then, the fateful day comes when the project is due, and I’ve done very little on it. Next thing you know I’m hogtying and tossing that voice on the tracks for suggesting I just take it easy and not worry.
If you are like me, I suggest doing something that may seem so simple or mundane, but could save you more headaches than you care to admit.
Use a calendar.
Once you’re in, start breaking down your tasks.
- Install WordPress
- Delete Extra Plugins
- Research needed plugins
- Theme creation
- Make basic files needed
-- index.php, search.php, style.css, header.php, footer.php
For every task, even if it’s small, give it a time. Break it all down. Make sure you add your deadline for the project as well!
Why? Because having a handful of small victories honestly keeps you from being overwhelmed, yet at the same time helps motivate and encourage you to stay on task.
Keep at it!
Don’t give up on this method. Try and take a few hours at the beginning of your work week and build out your schedule for the next five business days.
It may take some getting used to – but it’s worth it. Schedule your time.
You can thank me later.