When I think about task management habits and techniques (which I do a lot) one point I keep in mind is that "accomplish" isn't the only way to get an obligation off your list. "Obviate" works just as well.
I talk about the Pattern, and it occurs to me that it might be confused with Zelazny's Pattern. What I mean by the word might better be compared with the dance between the Pattern and the Logrus in Zelazny's world. I live immersed in that dance.
Half the things that my brain throws up for my consciousness to see are escapes. Things to distract me from whatever it is I'm doing. If some conspiracy, good or evil, had planted a program in my brain to keep me from accomplishing my destiny, whatever it is, I'll bet this is how it would feel.