VALIDATE - validate your feelings, the "I don't want
to . . . ", there is a real reason for how you feel.
IMAGINE - imagine yourself doing it peacefully and
TAKE SMALL STEPS - break down the project into
APPLAUD YOURSELF - encourage your efforts, cheerlead,
and coach (e.g., enjoy the feeling of making progress on the
LIGHTEN THE LOAD - remember what you are getting out
of by doing this (e.g., reducing guilt, shame, or anxiety; avoiding
the negative consequences of a bad grade; avoiding the
disappointment of a parent or teacher, etc.).
SWEETEN THE POT - add something during or after that
you like, reward your efforts (e.g., enjoy the feeling of