Choosing actions instead of doing what was planned
I feel internal vibration when I think of my to-do list. I have projects (10) and next actions (54). I don't make projects for next actions like "Meet with financial manager because she wanted me to get into her office to discuss some work related issues". That's why I have difference between project and next action lists.
Now I have 54 next actions. 16 are on Agenda lists that keep agendas for scheduled meetings. 6 is homework like "put words from a new spanish lesson into my IPhone for review". 6 on Waiting list after todays Weekly Review. And 26 on my @Work list. I don't split it into Calls, Computer etc. because I have access to all the tools mostly 80% of the time.
Now I have 2 major problems that are caused by something in me:
- I'm not interested in doing my @Homework. There're only 6 items there that sit there for years already. As David Allen told our most interesting work stays outside of our lists My more interesting work is watching TV. Is it a shame? I don't feel shame but I feel nervous for spending my time useless...
- I have problem in choosing what to do first on my @Work list. It has 26 Next Actons. Some of them small like "Write a draft of the sales report" (takes 15-20 minutes). But most of them are small calls with following meetings like "Call financial manager to setup a meeting because she asked me to". I tried different approaches to choosing what to do: start from the first and go down the list or find the most important one. Still feel unsatisfied at the end of the day because with noth methods I somehow avoid really the most important actions (stop before them with the first approach or choose "seems to be important instead of the real importace" with the second) and feel guilty at the end of the day...
I'm tired of that. What's wrong with me?