#0513 Shoeboxing

The list never gets shorter.

Whenever I find myself ticking a few things off the to-do list I will invariably add a few more while I am there.

To manage the never ending lists (business & personal) of things to do, use a technique I like to call ‘Shoeboxing’.

A bunch of related tasks ie for a project, get bunched together and placed in a metaphorical shoebox. When I get into that mode, I open a shoebox and focus on what is inside and ignore everything else.

When I am done, I can close the lid, put it back on the shelf and forget about it until next time.

It helps me deal with the overwhelm of hundred of items on a big list and lets me focus on the important few when the time is right.

Give ‘Shoeboxing’ a go.

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