Every day brings new projects, emails, documents, and task lists, and it can be easily to feel overwhelmed with all the work. Many of our day-to-day tasks are urgent, and people will ask you to finish theirs first. So... what to do?
For many people, the first big project, be it a research paper, construction of a house, any project at work or creative work, can be a big challenge. Sometimes these projects are worth a considerable percentage of your time, and your superiors expect you to spend a lot of time on them. They can tell when a big project is hastily put together a day or two before it is due, and they will grade accordingly. There can be so much to do for a big project that the assignment may seem overwhelming.
The trick to getting a big project done is to break it up into smaller projects that are steps along the road to completion. Creating these steps makes a big job less intimidating, helps you plan how much time you need to finish the project, and clearly defines progress as you work through each step.
Below you find useful to-do list planning templates, forms, checklists that can help you with this process.