What is the difference between avoiding and procrastinating?
It may be subtle, but for me, procrastinating is putting off starting something that I will eventually need to do,
while avoiding is avoiding something that I may never get around to.
Maybe procrastinating is a sub type of avoiding?
It helps me just to be aware of what I am doing, so I have a card where I list the things I am avoiding. I check it and face the issue frequently, and that helps.
The other strategies for getting started, overcoming procrastinating, and avoiding avoiding are all about the same – first start with breaking it into small steps.
I’ll give a few more of these strategies in tip 19.
It’s all explained in detail in Your Life Can Be Better.