Even the most well-thought-out projects don’t always turn out as planned, which can bring on anxiety and procrastination.
It’s interesting. At times just thinking about a task can be more anxiety-provoking than the task itself.
Even though it’s far easier said than done, sometimes the best thing you can do when faced with a difficult task is just jump right in.
Facing a block in the road doesn’t mean you’ve hit a dead end. All it means is you need to look for a new route.
There Is No Such Thing As a Bad Idea
The next time you’re faced with a challenge, don’t give up. Instead, set some ground rules for yourself.
Give yourself a time limit to brainstorm as many potential game plans as possible. You can even set a timer if that helps.
During that time, you can put all your energy into brainstorming instead of worrying.
Once the time is up, you should have a pretty long list of ideas in front of you.
Now, not every idea on your list may be appropriate for the given situation.
But just because an idea wouldn’t work today doesn’t mean it may not work in the future.
So often, the initial fear of beginning a project can prolong procrastination. Having a long list of potential game plans can help make starting a little less scary.
Take Short Frequent Breaks
No matter what you’re working on, it’s very important to take breaks. Frequent short breaks can help prevent burnout and keep you motivated.
However, it’s key to ensure that your breaks aren’t too long. Sometimes after a long break, it can be difficult to get back into your creative flow.
Even if you don’t have many ideas at the time, just do what you can.
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” – Roger Crawford