We all have trouble getting going sometimes. We need to get something done, but just can't seem to get started. We see a pile of stuff on our desk and just can't face it, so it continues to sit there. Maybe you have a long list of things to do around the house, but don't seem to get not even one thing done.
This can be quite miserable and stressful. You're stuck, paralyzed, yet sometimes it's urgent that you get something done.
The solution is very simple and easy: Take the tiniest action possible as a way to get going.
If you have paper work to do, just put the folder on the table. That's it. That's your smallest action.
If you have to organize your closet, do one shelf and be done with it.
Figure out the absolute smallest action you can take on a project and do just that one little piece of it. After that things will flow.
Many times we can't get going because we don't know the pieces of what needs to be done. In that situation, list all the parts of the project. It's good to list it in a non-linear fashion, in a mind-map style.
As you list the pieces, it will start to become apparent what you need to do first. And once all your pieces are out in black and white in writing, everything becomes easier and things begin to flow.
Most of the time, as I'm sure you've found out, we make the project to be a whole lot bigger and more daunting than it really is and the longer it sits in our minds, the bigger it gets. Then, when we finally start taking action, we discover it was no big deal after all and it took far less time than we imagined it would.
So, take that first small step. If you don't know what it is, make the list of steps and that first step will become obvious.
Don't stress and allow yourself to get anxious. And don't get into beating yourself up and calling yourself a procrastinator, just take that first tiny step.