The paradox of choice is a big problem for todo lists. So much so, some recommend giving up.
“[Research] has shown that our brains can only handle about seven options before we’re overwhelmed. It’s easier for us to make decisions and act when there are fewer choices from which to choose. Looking at the 58 items on your to-do list will either paralyze you or send you into default mode: checking email for an hour instead of doing real work.”
Don’t give up.
If it’s a matter of efficiently figuring out what’s next, Short List can help.