There are days that I find that I have so much to do, that I struggle to focus on where to even begin (today is such a day). The sheer amount of things that need to get done create a type of fog in my head that freezes me up.
So, in order to get out of the fog, I do something simple.
I don’t make a list, I don’t prioritize, I don’t weigh out my options. Doing any of that would just keep me in the fog, over-thinking and under doing. I do something much more direct.
I take the first, and most simple task that pops into my head, and without thinking about it, I do it. And once it’s done, I move to the next. And the next. And then the one after that.
My mind doesn’t work in linear patterns of prioritization or importance, it just feeds off of momentum. So, the big project will get done, it just might take me folding socks to get there first (or write a blog post).
Momentum is one hell of a drug for me.