I can see my desk again. Amazing.
I took the first sheet of paper and went right down the list identifying what could be accomplished in 2 minutes. Those that could not, I wrote on individual pieces of paper and tossed into the physical inbox which is going to need its own separate table at the rate this is going.
I then wiped out the 2 minute items left on the page. A great sense of relief and accomplishment. Unfortunately there are still several pages of items to go...and then there is that inbox.
Also..one other item that I am finding useful these first few days. My email is emptied out daily. I have been unsubscribing from things left and right. I figure if I miss it, I can always go back and add myself to the list again.
Small steps is what I keep telling myself. Eventually I can get enough clarity to start working on the bigger picture stuff.