How to Make Large Tasks Small

Are you someone who get overwhelmed by large tasks? Do you have trouble managing time? Are your grades or work suffering because of this? What this article teaches you is how to take huge tasks and then create smaller simpler ones. These goals are much easier to achieve.

Steps

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    First look at your task and ask yourself, "What is it that I'm trying to accomplish?" This may seem stupid but in the long run this can help you to create a plan to accomplish your task.
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    Set a specific achievable goal. For example, let's say you want to get higher grades. Ask yourself what type of grades do you want. Let's say your goal is have a 90 GPA in the next marking period.
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    Take this large task and break it down into smaller ones. In this case take this task one test at a time.
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    Work to achieve each smaller task. By studying for that one test over a weeks time, you should get a very high grade, but like any high school student you don't just have one test.
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    Manage your time. Study for the test from when you find out about the test(s) to the day before the test(s)this will let you study for multiple tests without causing too much stress.
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    Weekends should be used to relax as well as study. Set a time for study and time for play. Perhaps you like to do your homework/ studying in the morning. This lets you enjoy your weekend while also getting work done.
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    Focus on your overall goal and bounce back. If you don't do well on one test, don't get saddened. Try to do better on the next test.
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    Finally concentrate. If you lack discipline this might be a hard task. Never give up and try to remember your original goal.

Tips

  • Enjoy the small victories - this will boost your confidence and concentration.
  • Just because you are starting to do well, continue to work.
  • Don't set impossible goals. This will decrease moral.

Warnings

  • Never lose concentration.

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