Baby steps can help to reduce anxiety. Trying to do too much at one time can cause anxiety. Whenever you procrastinate, it causes more anxiety. If you take a baby step early on, it will give you momentum and you’ll be more likely to finish a task by your deadline. You’ll spend more time actually working on your task, rather than obsessing about it. So, make a plan, divvy up your task into small pieces, take that first baby step, and keep going!