Note: I saw a version of this diagram somewhere, but I can't remember for the life of me remember where. If you know, please comment, and I'll add the credit.
At the end of each week, I try to go through my todo list and get as many things out of there as I can. It's a Sunday evening ritual and helps me hit the ground running on Monday morning.
Often I'll see the same task again and again, week after week.
When this happens, I've found it helpful to take a step back and think about why this might be, and alternative approaches to getting it done or otherwise out of my life.
Below is a diagram of the process I run through. It's tailored towards someone running a small business with a small team, but hopefully, it can be applied in other contexts too.
How to tackle a task you've been avoiding
Will you enjoy it?
Is it an obligation?
Is it good for the company?
Can it be automated?
Can it be delegated?
Neither do I. You're busy, and so is your inbox. I'll only be in touch when I publish something new. And of course it goes without saying your email will be kept completely private.