This happens to me every time I tackle a project.
My head starts swimming, running through what I’ll have to do. The project expands and expands, until it becomes a massive monster. At some point my mind gets caught up, and I get this weird, ugh, I can’t do this feeling.
And once I get started it gets done in a day.
It so simple that we’re averse to it: When taking on large projects, just think about the next step.
Our culture celebrates cerebral thinking, but we shouldn’t use it where it isn’t useful.
Just think about the next step! It will get done faster and better, with less overoptimization