Analyze your resources and find out if you need support and what kind. Example: Ask an experienced colleague to help you design an interview.
Ask yourself: Is such a deadline necessary? Try to make an honest estimate and, if necessary, collect arguments to speak with your boss. Example: You need an extra day to let a native speaker review your text.
Find answers to these questions: what, where, when, with whom, for whom, why? Example: Who will be the audience for your talk? What are their interests?
Fear of failure
Imagine the worst case scenario. Design a strategy for this case. See also “Perfectionism.” Example: If I don’t get the grant I am applying for, I will get a job.
Fear of success
Imagine the worst case scenario in case of success. Design a strategy for this case too. Example: If I am selected for the conference I will have to speak in front of hundred of experts. Ask experienced colleagues to support you in case you succeed.
Ask yourself: What level of perfection suffices for this stage of the project?Example: Orthography is unimportant in a first draft. It can
be corrected later.
Ask yourself: How can I make this task more appealing?Example: Go to a nice café for reading articles.
Get some rest, or take a break and get some fresh air.