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My TODO list is long - 24 points and I am not even listing articles I am writing on, CPAN modules I am maintaining since these have their own TODOs. There is also stuff I want to try out and articles and books I would like to read.
The other day I was actually able to clean up my email inbox, so currently I am down to 21 mails. Some which are kept until I can clear a TODO point, others are flagged for follow-up.
My current contract is finishing today and I am moving on to another 3 month contract in the same company, different department however.
I need to somehow get this list shaved down to an absolute minimum, since the sheer number of TODOs are wearing me down.
Any life-hackers out there who can offer advice?
Currently I am addressing mails the moment they appear, either they are deleted or flagged, others are archived and a TODO is created.
I have tried with a strategy of shortest task first, this works out quite well, but only give an impression that of progress since, larger and longer tasks to not go away, they simply get postponed.
I wonder how people get the time to all the things they seem to accomplish I feel unproductive, slow, lazy and stupid