To minimize unfinished business, I do have a trick to not having incomplete tasks. My trick is only work on small projects, those that can be completed in a few minutes, in a few hours, or at the most in a few days. Then the question arises, "Do the jobs that have not been initiated count as unfinished business?"
To name a few, I have several projects that fit under the title of "Never Started Category."
1. Converting our family 35 mm slides to the digital picture format
Some of the many slides waiting to be digitized
2. Sending 2010 Christmas cards
3. Organizing the materials on my computer desk. This task has subcategories including creating photo album/scrapbooks about each of our grandchildren, organizing church information, filing Coats for Kids (and families) papers, and sorting various bits of mail
4. Learning to play the dulcimer - a lifelong goal
The colorful cardboard dulcimer waiting to be played was made by a co-worker. Someday, I will purchase a handmade wooden dulcimer.Sometimes my unfinished business is not composing the week's Fun Monday post after signing-up.:( However, once my entry is posted, I do try to make the rounds to visit the other Fun Monday entries as well as offer a comment.) Please check out other tales of unfinished business by visiting Ari at A Prawn of Fate .