It is more important than ever that there are effective resources and services to help you with the challenges you might face.
What works for me:
Alexa + Echo Wall Clock
Anytime you’re feeling the anticipation dread.
Tell Alexa to set the timer.
A visible reminder that a timer has been set & time left.
Having something else hold onto the anticipation for you so it’s not paralyzing — you’re free to do whatever you need to do until the timer goes off, knowing that it will pull you out of whatever project you jump into at just the right time.