Getting started can be so FN hard sometimes.
There are so many reasons this might be the case.
The task at hand is new to you.
It’s unclear where to start.
It’s going to be boring.
You’ve just got too many commitments.
You know you’re facing a pain in the ass.
So you freeze.
You put it off.
You feel resistance to start and shame of delay at the same time.
Situations such as this happen all too often.
I’ve been there.
You’ve been there.
We’ve all been there.
Here’s a way of looking at these situations that you might find helpful.
When you’re overwhelmed.
You don’t know what to do.
Where to start.
Consider a pile of laundry.
At first, it’s a mess.
But you fold one item.
A set of undies.
A pair of socks.
The pile may look exactly the same.
But you know, if you keep folding, it gets done.
Looking at your “to do” list like this won’t make it easier.
Or less complicated.
But it gets you started.
It gets you moving.
Then bit by bit, item by item, that pile of whatever it is that you have to get done gets smaller.
It might never fully disappear.
But it won’t just sit there and pile up.
What are you putting off?
What small item can you take care of right now to just make a bit of progress?
Fold the laundry.
You’ve got this.