Situation A needs effort and attention. You believe it to be most important on your To Do List and. Situation B is trying to get your attention but, because you believe it to be less important and something that can be dealt with then you can summon energy and interest to do so, it's falling by the wayside. Is there not a connection between these two? There appears to be and, by investing the least amount of effort in the latter, you can make reassuring progress with both.