Forget about your list for the day.
Don't even look at the chart on the wall setting forth your goals for the month.
What are you doing for the next ten minutes?
Are your actions deliberate or are you drifting? By simply considering the next ten minutes you may be able to find either a clearer focus on a single project or that there are two, perhaps three, small things that can be quickly done.
The Next Ten Minutes Approach cuts out all of the Horizon Pondering and forces you to do something of consequence, something positive, in the very near future.
Even if it's a nap.
The beauty is you are knowingly devoting your time instead of permitting that irreplaceable resource to be quietly taken away.