I might have already talked about this, but I also know we have tons of new readers (welcome!) Do the worst things first. If you are dreading a particular dissertation task, (or even a life task)- and you’re sure it must be done- find a way to get it done as soon as possible. Ask for help, make the dreaded phone call, get someone else to do it for you- just get it done. By accomplishing the worst things first, you can stop worrying about them and move on to something else. What have you been avoiding? How fast can you get it done?