It's called the "priority tag method", and it involves prioritizing your tasks in one of four categories:
A - urgent and important
B - important, but not urgent
C - urgent, but not important
D - not urgent or important
Now this is a concept I can latch onto. The thought is that the items you mark with 'A's should be focused on first, then 'B's, and so on. I like it because it forces you to distinguish between what's truly important versus what may falsely seem to be a priority because it's urgent. If you've ever stopped doing something important to read an email that just popped up, my bet is this method could work for you too. :)
Interested in learning more? Read the full article here.
Now I'm off to make my Monday to-do list and tag each item A-D... but before I do, any tips you have to keeping your to-do lists manageable? Do share.
P.S ~ A cute daily to-do list template you can print via Life's a Journal.