Paralyzed by a Full To-Do List…

The subject of to-do lists has come up in conversation a few times recently. I am a big fan of them. In fact, I find it kinda difficult to keep track of stuff without them. Over the years I have observed a specific trait in myself, which is a kind of mental paralysis brought on by an overly full to-do list. It doesn’t relate to the complexity of the tasks, just the number of them. Put enough silly little things together and I start to go into meltdown. My current to-do list is getting very full and I’m getting close to critical mass…

The trick for me is to move a few quick things to the top of the list. It sounds dumb and I know it’s not going to affect the total amount of work that needs doing, but there is something so gratifying about ticking items off the list.

I think I can half the number of entries in a couple of days and then maybe I can deal with something that requires more substantial effort.

Cheers

Tim…