I'm gearing up to publish a new book, and have several more planned, so it's no surprise that I often get overwhelmed.

I tend to get into procrastination mode at those times, and lose myself in all sorts of experiments and ideas.

These past weeks I procrastinated by trying to find the best note-taking app, only to find out I still prefer the one I already used.

I also dove deep into researching a topic that never held my interest until I discover it at random, only to discover it wasn't really of use to me.

So how do I get out of this downward spiral? A few simple steps:

Step 1 - Ask some big questions

Why do you want to publish a book, blog, become a YouTuber?

What in you drives you to keep at it?

What do you feel called to create?

Why do you want to achieve this goal?

Step 2 - Create a task list

When you have your why, make a list of tasks to achieve your big goal

Make sure your tasks are all manageable.

For example, a book doesn't get published in a day. You need to take steps, like editing, creating a layout etc.

It's a perfect way of tricking your mind to not get into overwhelmed procrastination mode. You're just creating a cover, that's all.

Step 3 - Start doing

Grab your bullet journal and make a list of three small things you can do to bring you closer to one of your goals.

And then put on some music and do your work.