If every project is actually important and urgent but you really MUST move some to someday/maybe then flip a coin on each one and move it if the coin is tails. What is likely to happen though is you'll flip a coin on a project and it comes up tails, move to someday, but you say there is no way I can do that because X. Now, you've gained a better understanding of why you need that project in your pile. Some you'll do that and have no problem putting them in someday/maybe. Once you've cut the list of active projects down to about half then really go through each one that is still active and see why and how it is so important. Consider trying to renegotiate some of them to be someone else's project. Hire help to finish some of them or just buckle down and work at it because you over committed initially and now have to pay the piper until you get out from under the snowball.
Originally Posted by seraphim
When someday/maybe list gets too big take time for a more detailed review. Can some of the items be reviewed less often? The big bucket list items that take a lot of money may realistically need to be on hold for several years until loans and credit cards are paid off for example. If that is the case you don't need to review them until those financial obligations are handled so you have the $ to consider adding those projects back in. Change their review date to be once a year or so instead of weekly. Can some of the projects be reduced in scope and still give you the win/positive outcome you need? For example, the "remodel house so we can have more parties with friends" might be reduced in scope to "Make the back yard a comfortable place for BBQ's by building a BBQ pit with additional seating for guests" and that is good enough for you now.
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