The very first step in every cell division is to just sit around for a while, waiting to have enough resources to divide.
This is the interphase.
Next is Prophase. The spindle fibers are beginning to form, and the nucleus is beginning to dissolve.
Up next is Metaphase, where the nucleus has dissolved and the chromosomes are lined up in the middle of the cell, ready to be pulled apart by the spindle fibers.
Then, in Anaphase, we pull apart the chromosomes and get ready to split.
In Telophase, the cell has begun to form new nuclei and has started to pull apart.
In Cytokenisis, the cell has fully broken apart and is in two seperate parts, which can begin anew in mitosis or continue on with meiosis!
If you're going on to meiosis, then the cell then goes through another short interphase.
Each cell then has its own metaphase, with only half of each of the chromosomes lining up.
The cells then pull the chromsomes apart, with the spindle fibers bringing them into only 4 23 half chromosomes.
Then the cells each begin pulling apart.
Finally, each cell has 23 half-chromosomes and is ready to go reproduce!