This weekend, I finished a project for my girlfriend, putting together a flat-packed 5-drawer chest with dozens (and dozens) of parts and hundreds of pieces of hardware. We’ve all been there. I did the assembly over three days and that reminded me of how much more pleasant a daunting project can be when you take your time and divide up your work sessions. If I’d done this in one 5-hour session, I know I would’ve gotten tired, frustrated, and cranky. Doing it in three sessions made it relaxed, pleasant, and a fun project to do with (and for) my sweetheart.