“Progress gets harder to measure the closer you get to the middle of a project. In that nebulous middle zone, the finish line is still too far away to see.”
It’s not hard to recognize you’re not using your time effectively, but it’s much harder to figure out what exactly you’re doing wrong.
This Fast Company article can help. It breaks down five ways to figure out how you’re wasting your time including to break large tasks into smaller tasks, track metrics on a calendar, and set daily quotas.