But maybe you’re already a list-making machine and just get anxiety about looming tasks. My approach is to tackle the less time-consuming projects first. Accomplish the logo design or magazine ad revisions first and get them crossed of your list. All of a sudden, your small tasks are done at this point and you’re just left with that final project. I find that this sort of “functional procrastination” works well in building your confidence and motivation to finally take on that big project. Plus, it frees up your time to truly focus and tap into that creative energy needed to push through. And now with a kickstarted drive, that fresh branding book due end of day can be signed, sealed, and delivered.
Make lists as a daily challenge for yourself. I promise you will see a change in how you function. And not too long after, you’ll see a difference in your motivation and productivity altogether. So when that list or your life constantly changes, you now have a better hold of that drive.