• S_ifat

    Not really… I’m the grand champion at starting anything. I love to start. Follow through and finish? That’s another story.. I never finish anythi.. See?

  • Cskelton

    My corollary to this true statement is: more frustrating is my perpetual state of “getting ready.”   Plan the task, clear the desk to do the task, spend a minute (which grows into an hour) on other tasks clamoring for attention, etc.  The end result is that the task at hand is not started.  Not a happy situation. 

  • Sarahhp

    As a terrible procrastinator this really rings true for me! I have so many little simple tasks that I’ve not got around to, they weigh me down and nag at the back of my brain.   

  • http://www.wellness-works.co.uk/ wellness at work

     A big check,This is the reality.When you think for something and doesn’t know how you will start.You will think over and over which make your mind exhausted.

  • Sandyjames83

    Sooo true!  It’s such a drag seeing it on my to-do list forever, dreading it, never getting around to it….  Then, when it’s done, it’s so rewarding!

  • http://www.trade-schools.net/blog/author/Jen-Johnston.aspx Jen

    Absolutely!

    There is nothing more draining than the item on my t0-do list that never gets checked off. It’s such a defeating feeling when you make up your new list, and you have to move it over from the old one. It’s usually one that only takes a short amount of time too, but for some reason, it’s the one that I’m dreading the most. 

  • Stretching my Imagination

    Oh, well said!  I keep realising this when I actually start a given task and feel better, but somehow forget it the next time I have to start something else on the list!  Maybe it is the overwhelming feeling of having something looming over one’s head that makes the mind race in circles and drain off that energy? I’m not even a real procrastinator, but I think that I face the paralysis factor too often so that I’m working on a given project but not giving it my full energy/attention to focus and get it done.

    Starting the task and getting out of the tailspin is something to learn – I need to work on it as a part of keeping my head and happiness on straight.  What works for me is to channel it all on paper/electronic device of choice, sorting tasks, relating each of them to my 3 or 4 overarching goals, and having a system of when and where to accomplish it.  Not that it always plays out that way, but having baby bites takes some of the mental exhaustion out of it.

  • Tscotti