If you’re really hesitant to take action and you don’t know where to begin, Piers Steel, Ph.D., a professor of human resources and organizational dynamics at the University of Calgary and the author of The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Things Done, suggests you start with the task you are dreading the most. “We have a limited, depletable supply of willpower and resources,” he says, so you should start by tackling the toughest task when you have the most energy and drive to succeed.