Close Open Loops in Your Head

Open loops are tasks that need doing but have no deadline, plan or decision in place. They can be professional or personal (a unpleasant task from your manager, an awk- ward conversation you need to have with a friend). They are unresolved, open-ended issues that drain your energy, cause anxiety and ultimately detract from your produc- tivity. Close these open loops by writing them all down, and putting a plan in place.