It’s so easy to let a project or a long list of tasks become daunting. And the moment you feel overwhelmed by something on your to-do list, the more slippery the slope becomes. The anxiety builds and the procrastination exponentially grows along with your stress and new avoidance tactics.
As a coach, I run into a lot of projects that seem insurmountable only because of the anxiety and doubt that is amplified before starting the project. For this reason, it’s important to strike when the iron is hot and the task is new, before your mind starts doubting your abilities. If you miss the small window of opportunity at the beginning of the task, it will be harder to build momentum and push the project forward.
Here’s how to deal with anxiety during your project.
We are going to make a list. First you should consider the entire task at a high level. What is the ultimate goal? Write your goal at the top of the document.