I do this too - I’ve found the concept of “precrastination” to be very useful in curbing these desires to over prep too early (;tldr - slow down to give your brain space, make to do lists but don’t execute tasks just yet)
I definitely do this, but I realize it can be excessive (especially when I get the kids to a scheduled event a half-hour early), but I prefer it to the alternative.
Precrastination: When the Early Bird Gets the Shaft The last-mover advantage. via ⁦
Brexit lessons : Precrastination: When the Early Bird Gets the Shaft: “What happens when you precrastinate is that your anxiety about making progress causes you to dive in headfirst as opposed to giving yourself time to consider your options,”
“Precrastination is a perversion of diligence.” Guilty as charged! via