This is something I have been trying lately and, you know what, it works! Focusing on, and completing, just three or four important tasks is som much more fulfilling and less daunting than my ususal big list of hopelessness.
Me: Back in 94, even the porn was done in ASCII art. They even made the pictures by using the first letter of the name of the body part they were drawing so there was no confusion. You know, like BBBBBBBBBNNN
Michael: What letter did they use for, you know, down there on a girl.
Me: Why, “P”, of course.
Michael: Why not “V”?
Me: Because it was porn. If they used “V” they would have to call it art!