In my daily planning guide Where the !@#% did my day go? I discuss task resistance, a root cause of procrastination and something most of us face one time or another. From the Think, Try, Learn perspective, resistance is data, with its attendant opportunity to improve. Start with some questions.
- Why are you resisting the task?
- What is it specifically that is repelling you?
- How long has this been the case?
Then ask yourself how important it is to address this. The good news is that you know about it (the Awareness "A" of the three A's), the seed of taking action.
This applies personally too. Do you have a difficult conversation you're avoiding? A medical problem? Information that the economic impact on your work/company can't be ignored? Or maybe it's simply an unpleasant thought. For me, shifting from reacting to the thing (or trying to avoid it) to thinking about it with a healthy sense of detachment is a relief. And here, the detachment comes from treating your feelings as information to process, not as something intrinsic to you or the problem/situation/challenge.
I'm curious: Have you adopted this approach? How has it changed your perceptions? What data do you having entering your life these days?