I have many ways of getting bogged down on my writing projects, or on household chores, or whatever. I’m really quite accomplished at getting stuck in the proverbial mud and flailing around, causing a lot of mess but getting absolutely no where. Then procrastination sets in, frequently accompanied by intense, incessant whining. My close writing friends know all about it.
It all comes down to a lack of perspective, I suppose. After all, when you’re in the mud it’s hard to see the same sights as when you’re atop a mountain overlooking a verdant valley.