Do you have tasks that you are completely afraid of doing? These can be in any area of your life, and I assure you, even the most confident among us have them! This week, let’s jump in, take the plunge and face our fears together!

This will not be as painful or as scary as you may think. Here are a few tips to get you started.

1. Make a list. What tasks need to be completed? Putting this down on paper can help to put things in perspective.

2. What are the steps that you need to take to complete your task? Write down these steps too. For example, if I write down that I need to work on my meal planning for the week for step 1, I need to write down specific ideas for meals for step 2, or search recipe sites and meal planning sites for meal and menu plans, shop for the necessary ingredients, and finally, cook the meal.

3. Make sure that the steps are broken up into manageable steps.

4. Set a deadline!!! This is really important, as open-ended items tend not to be completed.

5. Complete the items on your list!

6. Smile, and relax, knowing that you have completed an item from your to-do list.

This will get easier and easier each time that you do it, and soon, you will find that you are no longer avoiding the same tasks, as you have made them into much simpler and more manageable tasks! So jump in, and complete some items from your to-do list this week!

~ Aliza Chana Zaleon

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