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  1. The pieces of advice in this post are so simple yet so great and useful, I cannot believe I didn’t come up with this by myself earlier! Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Very helpful article. It really open my mind about manage complexity of many productivity apps i have been used. Without knowing how to break into smaller task. It is the key point.
    Looks like simple information, but very powerful.

    Many thanks,..

  3. This really is an excellent set of strategies for ADHD individuals such as myself! Starts with the whole picture and breaks down to the details. Excellent!!

    • Completely agree. I struggle with ADD and have been looking for tips like these for a long time. Decided to stop searching for whole books on productivity (too overwhelming) and search for short, pithy, but excellently written and structures articles such as this one. Will definitely check out the authors other posts.

  4. Wow, my mushy thoughts around breaking tasks down are way more solid now. You even figured out how to tie it back to timeboxing! Really amazing article. Thank you for sharing.

  5. This post is amazing. I was looking for software recommendations that would do the splitting of tasks for me, but your guide is software-agnostic. I was so despearte and un-creative that I was expecting someone to solve this for me, but it was simply a matter of changing how I think about tasks! Thanks for taking the time to write this!

  6. THANK YOU! I have been struggling with breaking down my project plans and from your post, have realized that I am doing these things but simply have been looking to make them complicated. Not believing I have been doing them “right”. I have picked up some great suggestions here and appreciate that you took time to write and post this.

  7. These tips are very useful for me. I have always struggled breaking multi-action tasks into bite-sized ones.

  8. Christina,
    these tips truly helped out an ADHD reader. It’s hard not to feel helpless when people keep throwing “break down daunting projects into smaller ones!” and don’t tell you how! The concept of milestones really helps me pace out the steps and organize a project. Thank you!

    • Really happy to hear that it helped you! haha I totally hear you on hearing generic advice without actual action steps! Always so grateful too when someone breaks stuff down step by step.

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