I get overly bored during certain sections of items.
Like now I have a long way of leg on my socks, once I get to the heel I'll probably work until they are done.
On my sweater I just got done with the back panel and didn't look forward to more of the same on the front panels.
And I needed to finish something so I did a couple of washcloths. After that I may start a hat so I can have something quick to finish.
It will take me at least 6 months of ONLY working on my crochet afghan so I really need breaks doing that. Although taking breaks it will probably take me years before I get to the marathon until it's done part
I write down what I was doing or put the printed pattern with notes in the project's bag. My only problem is if I can't decipher the "code" I wrote.