Large tasks and projects are often overwhelming and it can make it hard to know where to begin. Taking time before beginning the project to break it down into step can help you focus on a small portion of the task at a time. If it is impossible to break the task into steps, try breaking it down into time segments. It is sometimes easier to focus if you know you only need to focus for 15 minutes. Make sure, though, after a short break, you get back to work.