The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Question: Do you know how to eat an elephant?
Answer: One bite at a time.
Have you ever divided a large task into manageable segments? I remember when mowing our yard with a push mower in my younger days I would mow around a section of the yard and then mow that. I would then mow off another section and mow that and so on until the yard was mowed. I could have mowed around the entire outer edge of the yard and kept on that way but doing it in smaller segments seemed so much better because I was finishing the job bit by bit. There were small accomplishments along the way to the big goal.
I used to tell my students when they told me that they had to read a book for English to take the total number of pages and divide by the days they had to finish the book. If they read that many pages a day, they would be done and would not be scrambling at the end to get it done.
I remember a pair of slacks I was working on that got put down and not finished. I didn't have much sewing to do on them but couldn't seem to get back to them. I set the timer on the stove for 20 minutes. The deal with myself was to work on them for 20 minutes a day until they were completed so I could wear them. To my surprise when the timer on the stove went off I just continued and got them done. I've thought about doing this with housework - the operative word here is "thought".
I am focusing on 10 lbs. at a time. I have made a graph with my starting weight and going down the left side in 1/2 lb. bits until 10 lbs. have been reached. Along the bottom I have the dates of Thursdays and Mondays - the days I am weighing myself. There was enough room for 7 weeks of weighing. If I reach 10 lbs. before that then I will start a new sheet. I am not thinking of the total I want to lose or how long it will take to get there. I am dividing up my losses into 10 lb. segments - that's all I care about. I will do this one bite at a time. Does anyone know how to cook an elephant?
Perhaps this would work for you as well.
Another elephant joke:
Question: What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming over the hill?
Answer: Here come the elephants.
Question: What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming over the hill wearing sunglasses?
Answer: Nothing. He didn't recognize them.
Question: What's gray and crawls?
Answer: An elephant playing combat.
I crack myself up. :-)
All the best - Myra