Daily, we are faced with constant decisions as to the priority a task before us will have in our life. I am not going to venture into the deep reasons or multiple methods of determining those priorities for our lives.
What I am going to do is share a tip that has helped me recently. First a confession: I love planning and organizing (the Duck family will confirm that:). When this idea came to me, it was a “why didn’t I think of that before” moment and it really is testament to sometimes simple things are the best.
Try highlighting just a couple of the “absolutely must get done today” on your written to-do list. I use a yellow highlighter to mark the all the words of that task. For the “would be nice to get done today” items, just make a dash at the beginning of the word. This works if you use a simple to-do list or a planner (or mark your software planner with colored categories).
Hope this helps you to concentrate on the most important of your daily tasks – it has for me.