Not talking about fingernails here, but organizing your work.
I’ve noticed that there’s a chance that I find myself making a fuss about organizing my work. I might set up some fancy folder structure for different type of emails and whatnot. And after carefully going through all the stuff and getting everything organized… I just don’t want to do the damn thing. Organizing thus becomes just an excuse to avoid work.
It goes like this (almost a true story to illustrate the matter):
Me: “Hmm, I have this big pile of tasks. Let me categorize these tasks and organize them depending on the house work/repair needed and priorize the work. After that, I’m so totally prepared to get massive progress! Our home will be fixed, clean and so cool in no time.”
Me: “Hmm, I’ve now organized the work, but goddamn it’s sunny day out there. I’ll grab some soda and sit on the bench for just a little while.
(another day later)
Me: “Okay… stuff is still in right places, so it doesn’t matter if I’d rather play some video games. I have plenty of time to do that stuff tomorrow. After all, it doesn’t matter if that wall is missing the painting for a day or two.”
And so on.
It’s easy to fall in the trap of thinking that organizing stuff would somehow mean progress.
The number of nails isn’t getting smaller no matter how well you organize the nails.