During a discussion about procrastination, an interesting counter-problem came up. What about those of us who feel a compulsion to get started on tasks immediately and feel stressed until our to do list is cleared? Penn State psychologists have coined a new term for this phenomenon: Precrastination, or "the tendency to complete, or at least begin, tasks as soon as possible, even at the expense of extra physical effort."
Precrastination may sound like a "humble brag" but for those of afflicted, the stress is real and gets in the way of enjoying other aspects of life. Precrastination can negatively impact friendships if tasks are always prioritized over social relationships.
So what do you do about it? As with the opposite problem, procrastination, a precrastinator can benefit from a visual schedule of work/life/self-care balance. Another useful tool is a carefully curated "to do" list. This will allow you to have a "brain dump" to get the task off of your mind by writing it down externally. For this, either a software solution like Evernote or a good old notebook will work equally well to the degree that it is accessible to use whenever it is needed.