My yard project is a good example of how I think/operate. I see this seemingly endless task ahead of me, but I force myself to go outside and move even just a few shovelfulls of dirt. There! I am now 2 shovelfulls closer to my goal! I was looking in LJ last year when I started the project and I have come a long way. I am just about to the point of the "blank canvas" I was trying to achieve. Sure, it has taken almost a year, but I'm still making progress! I will just keep breaking things down into little achievable tasks until the project gets done.
Next on deck is to replace the gate into the yard. 14 years of NM winds has battered it badly. I know the task shouldn't take that long, but I have psyched myself out because it requires a trip to Home Depot. It's almost as bad as going to Walmart. Once again, I will put my head down and plow my way through.
On a very happy note I tossed my final mortgage check in the mail today. It required me to go to the bank to get a cashiers check, but that ended up being a painless process as well. Sure, I went out of my way to avoid the ghetto branch, but that was totally worth it. I think I will go a little out of my way to avoid the ghetto Home Depot as well. A little more gas beats a lot more stress.