For me… I look at those things I avoid and use it as an opportunity for personal growth. Try to learn what’s behind the fear or discomfort. Or if it’s something I just hate doing but feel that I should (like washing dishes), I set a short time, like 15 minutes and tell myself that’s all I have to do. And do a little bit each day. But often once I start I do more than the time I set.
Phone calls are hard for me. I tend to try to do them first thing and follow up with something I like to do as a reward.
Sometimes I procrastinate because I’m trying to do too many things. And then I need to give something up.
When it comes to health-related things like exercise and eating right, it has to be something I like. I like to walk. So I walk. I don’t like to cook, so I found a healthy source for pre-cooked food.
I cannot make myself do something long term that I just don’t like. So working out at the gym or fixing healthy meals much… just isn’t going to last if I know I don’t want to do it.