Do you sometimes get in a dither? A few days ago I was dithering (is that a word?) Had a lot to do, tho no more than usual. Couldn’t get going. Couldn’t decide where to start. Went this way, then that way, turned in circles, got nowhere. Strategies didn’t work – pick the hardest part first, break into small steps, make shorter list – wasn’t overwhelmed or stuck, just couldn’t get started.
So I piddled – did a few small things – made a phone call, cleaned up a corner of my desk, edited a list. Let the big things, the list of five, just sit a while. And it worked! I was doing something, got myself moving, and then was able to start on one of the real tasks.