I start the day by looking at the to do list that I (hopefully) created the night before. And with multiple items on the list I tend to want to tackle all the small quick tasks. By starting out this way I can start checking off these countless items and feel as though I have tackled quite a bit of my work load.
The problem… while I work away at those small items – the larger projects or those with the soonest deadlines sit like dead weight on my shoulders. The to-do list lesson? Try to tackle the item(s) on your to-do list that have the closest deadline or that have the highest priority. Once those items are complete your stress load and the weight on your shoulders will lessen.
And all those little tasks? They are just as easily tackled and checked off once the largest burdens are complete.