Attacking an important and/or difficult task head-on is the way to go. The easy way is to procrastinate. However, things only get worse and more difficult when you procrastinate.
Attending to things head-on requires a concentrated effort to tackle the issue once and for all. A half hearted approach will not cut it. When you break the task down into bite size actionable activities and concentrate, you will find that the task is not as difficult as you think.
Once done, you will feel a sigh of relief and a sense of accomplishment.