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Overwhelmed? Here’s how to stop your to-do list going stale | Oliver Burkeman

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Focusing on a few tasks until they’re finished is the best tactic One of the less obvious problems with having too much to do – besides the main one of, you know, having too much to do – is the phenomenon you might call “task staleness”. There’s something you need to get done: an email that needs sending, say, or an event that needs planning. So you make a note, either mentally or wherever you record your to-dos. Then you fail to do it. And fail to do it. And fail to do it some more – until eventually it’s been hanging around so long that you
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