- Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more
- Find page 123
- Count down five sentences
- Post the next three sentences
- Tag five people
This is from Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. In chapter 6, titled “Processing: Getting ‘In’ To Empty”, this is under the section about one item at a time:
That item may be more attractive to your psyche because you know right away what to do with it — and you don’t feel like thinking about what’s in your hand. This is dangerous territory. What’s in your hand is likely to land on a “hmppphhh” stack on the side of your desk because you become distracted by something easier, more important, or more interesting below it.