You the feeling with you have 17 things to get done, get overwhelmed thinking about it, and decide to do none of them instead?
I know it all too well. Currently in the midst of it.
There’s only one way around it. Just get after it.
First thing first, put your phone away. Out of reach completely.
I like to prioritize by due date.
Defcon 1 and 2, asap.
- For work, it’s easy, whatever deal settles the the soonest get priority.
- For school, its whatever assignment or test is coming up next.
Defcon 3 and 4.
- After work and school work, everything else is less vital.
- Administrative work.
- Phone calls.
- Reading and writing.
- Everything else.
Avoid multitasking. The result usually is just a bunch of half finished projects, none with substantial effort.
Micro-task. Break up larger projects into mini tasks. Focus on one task at a time. For example, a school paper, break it up into sections. Make an outline. Then the introduction. Then the body. Then the conclusion.
Everything will be okay, just get after it.
Maybe you do things differently, any suggestions?