But today I had a bit of a breakthrough. I worked nearly two hours on paperwork and didn't break a sweat! Oh, I was tempted to not fill out a monthly attendance report after paying bills, and to procrastinate going through mail that arrived during our vacation. But I overcame the temptation and got those things done! It felt so good to not give into fear and anxiety, but to work through it. It's funny how avoiding distasteful chores increases the anxiety, yet working through things that are unpleasant gives such a sense of accomplishment. I'll have to remember that the next time I am tempted to run away from what needs to be done.
OK! Now for the next chore, cleaning and organizing the house! My goal is to work on it for one hour this evening. Ready, set the timer, and go!