Sometimes you need to break a project into chunks that measure concrete progress towards your goal. If you're writing a book, then chunking your writing into five thousand words a week, 300 words a day, or a chapter every session are excellent alternatives to keep you moving forward.
Maintenance is less of a struggle when you use these 3 strategies. The "routine" aspect of maintenance seems boring. You'd rather be doing something fun like playing, or reading, or planning, or...almost anything else. You think putting things back where you got them would take too much time away from your fun. But what you don't take into account is that delayed maintenance doesn't just add up, it multiplies the time you'll have to spend later.
You may be procrastinating because you don't know where to start; you're scared of failing or even just trying; you may be worried that it won't be perfect; or maybe you feel overwhelmed with all you have to do. All are valid feelings, and here are ways that may help you move through your procrastination and accomplish what you really want.
Is there an item on your to-do list that never seems to get checked off because you don't know where to start? Do you have a project you can't seem to complete because you're overwhelmed by everything you have to do?