Two days ago I was fed up with that part of me that was sabotaging my progress on designing a new course I will be teaching soon. Each and every night I had written that I had to recommit to working on it and every day something else came up. Eventually I said to that part of me (I suppose she has the mental age of a teenager): “listen I will not play these stupid games with you anymore. If you want to freak out three days before the course starts and do everything in a rush that’s what will happen. I will not prioritize this anymore.” And interestingly enough a very timid inner voice suggested that I work on this today and it worked like a charm, no resistance at all.