Using Asana for a significant amount of time brings about the risk of falling in love with this wonderful tool. Being able to create tasks, organize them, email them to yourself, and imagine new processes might make you feel like there is no limit to your power. But how long has it been since you actually did some meaningful work?
Sometimes, even if the My Tasks view is not perfectly organized, it does not matter. What matters in that moment is that you choose an important task to finish and simply get to work. Tackle it. Don’t get distracted. Then move onto the next, and the next. Utilize the Focus mode (use the Tab + x shortcut) in Asana to see only the current task. Cleaning up your Asana can be done later.
Bonus advice: Asana might not be perfect for everything all the time. You can still write tasks on a post-it note. You can carry a small notebook around and write down tasks by hand, if it feels good to you. One positive side effect for both you and your loved ones is that you don’t pull out your phone every five seconds to add tasks for yourself. Writing also frees the mind and inspires creativity. Sketch, draw, write. Pour yourself onto the paper. It is perfectly fine to forget about Asana sometimes.