I have recently applied the "mini meal" concept to other areas of my life. When there is a task looming ahead of me, I find that looking at the whole picture can be overwhelming. If I want to clean my house and begin to think about all of the work involved, I'm likely to say "forget it" or "this is just way too much to tackle at one time." So I divide up the work and do a bit, take a break, and then go back to it. Something to think about when you start to freak out over a seemingly unconquerable task.