When I first started doing Genealogy I decided that I’d have a family of the month. What that meant was that you worked on one family for the month and then at the beginning of the next month you’d choose another family. The families involved were my parents grandparents families. This ensured that you didn’t get really bored with one family.. But if you were on a hot trail you could just opt to stay with the say family and keep working on them until the 1st of the next month.
I probably need to implement this again as I tend to get stuck on one family (the Beaton’s) and keep looking for answers that I may never find.