Minty looks very purposeful here.
Dun Laoghaire is a prosperous and handsome satellite town to Dublin, used to be called Kingstown in the Victorian era but the name was changed back on independence in 1920 for obvious reasons!! A lot of the architecture though is quite British in feel, a mix of Georgian and Victorian.
A large but somewhat unco-operative heron, (it flew just as I got within range). Gorgeous colouring on those wings though and a very efficient fisherman, we saw him catch several minnows (or something) from the rock pools.
Secondly, initiate and practise anti-avoidance techniques (you'll have heard of loads of these): just jump in ("if you have to eat a frog, don't play with it first!"); break it down into mini tasks and tackle these individually rather than having to do the whole lot; set yourself a limited period of time (say 10 minutes) which your chimp can stand and stick to that period until your chimp no longer fears the task and can tolerate more; set your chimp a challenge, say doing as much of the task you're avoiding as possibly in 20 minutes; set yourself a hard deadline by telling someone important that you're going to deliver something by a specific time (a high-risk option!). There are others.
Thirdly, make tackling tasks "normal" for you. Tell yourself that you are the sort of person who just dives in and does stuff. Don't over-congratulate yourself for doing this task or it reinforces the notion that you have done something extraordinary. This way you are reassuring your chimp that this behaviour is not difficult or scary, it's just what we do!
It occurs to me as I set this out that it all sounds very standard CBT/Beck stuff. But, for me at least, it has more resonance because I understand what is going on in my head now rather than just applying the techniques because the book says so. I've got some answer now.