For those of you that keep a to-do list (which you should do), those lists can get pretty large. It’s probably the main reason why some people stop keeping a list. Your list can get to be never-ending.
I came across this article the other day and immediately loved it. Notice that the article is only about 170 words. Simple.
One way to make a serious dent in that big list is to do one extra task every single day. Mind you, it doesn’t have to be a big task.
At the end of the day, just pick one small item from your list and do it.
After a week, you’ll have removed seven items from your list.
Heck, I would even argue that if you just delete an item from your list that you no longer have any interest/intent in doing, that’s just as good. Less baggage hanging over your head.
In my case, I use OmniFocus as my task manager. I created a new Context called ‘1Extra’ and filled it up with a bunch of simple tasks – things I know I can do fairly quickly with very little friction. I just look at those small tasks and pick one; no looking at my entire list of tasks.