27 May Break It Down: How to Prioritize Your Website Projects
In a perfect world, we would all make a daily to-do list, arrange it by priority, then tackle each section until it was complete. We would then reward ourselves with a pat on the back for a job well done, grab some chocolate and move on about our lives.
But that’s not how the real world works.
In reality, you might be faced with a project large or small – whether at home, work, or even school – and feel overwhelmed with thoughts of, “How am I ever going to get this done?!” Trust me, we’ve all experienced those anxiety-inducing projects and felt like tearing our hair out. However, there is a solution to your project woes and it’s so simple you may have never thought about it: break it down into bite-size pieces. Here’s how to get started:
- Create a list – Write down a list of all parts of the project that need to be completed.
- Make a decision – Arrange these different parts in order of priority
- Set a timer – Once you know where to start, vow to work no more than, say, 30 minutes at a time on each task. This will help prevent frustrations of how you’re going to get it all done.
- Collaborate and listen – Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you feel stuck on a certain section of the project that feels especially challenging.
When you break down a large project into several smaller projects, it gives you a chance to take a look at the overall big picture and helps you visualize the project’s architecture. Repeat these steps as often as it takes to finish the project, or add more steps as you see fit. If you’re working on a deadline, be sure to pencil in time each day to work on the project before it looms large and becomes overwhelming.
And don’t forget to submit a service request if you need help. That’s what we’re here for!