As much as you try, you can't do everything that needs to be done in one day. If your to-do list is filling up with no end in sight, ask yourself what you can drop so you can focus on the more important tasks.
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Your priorities can change in an instant, and that means that old priorities sometimes are not priorities at all anymore. Kevin Daum at Weblog Inc. suggests picking some of those things to let go of every day:
Any time I can remove tasks from my list, I free up time and energy for more productive use. I can take that energy and put it toward something worthwhile. This is also a good question for clearing my head emotionally. I use this question to isolate any stress or frustration I am feeling during the day. Letting go of unproductive thoughts and feelings clears the way for a better flow of mental energy.
It's important to look at what you have on your plate and decide if the tasks you're focusing on are the right ones for you. If you're working in a team environment, maybe someone else is more suited for a task you're struggling with. Don't waste your mental energy on things that won't get done.