- thought: there are too much important and interesting things to do and too little time
- need to assign priorities, and schedule specific time for the most important tasks
- enthusiastically start to do the things, but realize it will take much longer than expected
- exclude more and more of the tasks from the list, to finish the most important ones
- get fixated on just one task, deemed the most important, unable to progress
- get consumed by distractions, exciting things!
Theoretically, one may try to not force the difficult task, but the simpler ones, directly adjacent to it; that is "gently dissolve" it. Spend as much time as it will take, give up sooner, distant oneself for a while, return back later, etc. etc. But:
- there may be rigid time constraints, that's why it was deemed important after all…
- the directly adjacent tasks may still include coming to a lot of people and listen to a lot of very unpleasant "truth", or what their idea of it is
@amiloradovsky I'd suggest you reading The Now Habit. It's a bit long-winded (as most self-help books) but an easy read otherwise. It presents some insight into why avoidance *looks* reasonable and gives a few ideas how to overcome it.
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