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AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!

I have been putting off for *months* dealing with an item on my "to do" list at work.  I needed to set up a new FRN (FCC Registration Number) for one of our corporate entities.  Just not fun.  The people at the FCC are very nice, very helpful, and very easy to reach, but the website isn't at all intuitive, and I don't use it often enough to have developed any sort of lingering familiarity.  So I've been putting it off as something painful that I didn't want to do.

IT TOOK FIVE MINUTES.

I am *such* an idiot.  When am I going to learn to just dive into things and DO them instead of building them up into monsters in my mind?

My life would be so much easier if I could just wrap my head around the idea of putting the energy into the task instead of the apprehension.

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golden_meliades
Mar. 4th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Heh, heh. I just made an entry that might be called a 'why do I make things harder for myself than they need to be' entry, too. Though my issue is different; I am NOT a pre-worrier. I don't handle stress well, but I don't make it for myself in advance, either; I tend not to worry until the issue is right on top of me.

I do, however, try to take on way too much all at the same time...
kls_eloise
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm a world-champion pre-emptive worrier. Too much imagination, I think. I'm also the sort of person who will build up a whole process for doing something in my mind, and then freeze because actually putting it into action is too scary. Two sides of the same coin, probably.

Or to put it another way: my rich fantasy life isn't actually very good for me. :-)
golden_meliades
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm the opposite. I always think, "Oh, it won't be a big deal." And you know what? It never is. Plus I'm so tired all the time, I just can't be BOTHERED to pre-worry. It's too tiring. It's kind of like...a few months ago I was told that the results of my MRI showed that my MS has progressed a bit...but since I'm doing pretty well (most of the time, anyway) I just could not be bothered to get upset about it...it takes too much energy to worry about stuff.

It does sometimes get me in trouble, that I don't worry about things ahead, but so rarely that I don't intend to try changing it. Usually it just saves energy.
rosinavs
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
you and me both.
kls_eloise
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
I should really know better by now. I mean, I figured out the problem when I was *20*, but I can't seem to actually fix it.
jdulac
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
in my professional life, I have the project-planning philosophy of flinging oneself at the highest risk (e.g. least known) items FIRST so you crash headlong into them. If it turns out to be easy, then you are ahead. If it turns out to be hard, well, then you know and can plan appropriately.
kls_eloise
Mar. 5th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Intellectually, I get it. Emotionally, I freeze *every single time*. I guess on some level I must like beating my head against a brick wall. I *do* work in legal...
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