Last month I accidentally deleted my entire task list, and it wasn’t recoverable. As a productivity coach, my task list is everything, and I had items to do all the way through August.
At first, I cried, but something funny happened. The next day, I felt liberated. I was starting over with a clean slate.
Declaring email bankruptcy once to start clean with good behaviors is an option, but I had never thought of it from a task-perspective. Too extreme? Delete all the tasks you’ve been carrying over for more than a month. Are they really that important?