I like checklists. It especially feels great to check that item off the list. I feel accomplished for the task that I just completed. The best thing to do is to write down a smaller task, you’ll even feel more accomplished. An example of what I mean is instead of writing down “Begin on Project X”, mention what it is you’d like to accomplish that day from Project X. i.e. Make a phone call to so and so… follow up with an email in response on status of project….spend an hour to write 5 tips…write meta tags and place on each page. You get the idea! If write down “Begin on Project X”, will make it difficult to digest every little task involved in the project all at once. By writing down the specific task due, not only will you feel accomplished, you won’t feel overwhelmed.