I find a good trick is to acknowledge that working on Todo lists is no substitute for actually powering through the list, and to set time aside not only for the planning, but also for the execution.
For instance, a daily 25 minutes slot where you put away distractions and start on your Todo by order of priority. Work not to the tasks (as in don't go in thinking "I'm going to complete those three tasks") but to the timer: "I'll only work on my to-do items for that time, and nothing else, I'll try to get as much done as possible, and whatever manages to get done within that time will be done, and whatever doesn't will get tackled tomorrow when I do it again"
Then once the execution habit is anchored and you do it naturally every day, you're a good ways towards beating procrastination!
I used to have anxiety over the items on my to-do list. This was because when I wrote down a to-do, my mind was anxious if I’ll be able to accomplish this or not.
It’s basically like, I know I have to do something but I don’t know how I’m gonna do it, hence the anxiety.
So how do you overcome this?
Break down your to-do until you feel like the individual items are things that you know you can achieve for sure. Now looking at the to-do list won’t be daunting, it’ll be bunch of things that you know can be accomplished. I hope this helps. Enjoy!