There are times where we may feel that we have a bit too much going on. That might mean having a bunch of unactioned emails, unmarked todo list items, unread Slack messages (marked that way after taking a peak), or handful of text docs floating around.
At these times it’s easy for paralysis to set in. It’s impossible to take care of everything, so maybe we should just do… something else, instead of that.
At times like these there are ways to prioritize, triage, and focus. The big thing to keep in mind is a correlation between how big a task looms in our mind based on how long we’ve held off on doing it. When that happens sometimes it helps to promise yourself that you’ll only spend 5 minutes on it, just to get started.