Yeah, been there, done that. But this article describes to-do tips that might really help!
"We have all done to do lists. Somehow there never seems to be enough hours in the day to accomplish all the things on your to do list. Here is the system that has worked for me. It can work for you too.
A List Is Not Enough
"Making a 'things to do list' is not enough. You have to rank them. You have to know which tasks are more important so you can focus on them. Then you have to allocate resources to those items, measure your progress, and reward yourself for your successes.
"I list all my to do items in a spreadsheet, although you can do them on paper as I used to do. You also can put them in your palmtop computer or PDA, write them on your calendar, or input them to a time management software.
"The first step is to list all you have to do.
"Then assign a rank to them so you can focus on the important items. (See my article, Pareto's Principle - The 80-20 Rule, for a refresher on why this is important.)"
Good thing you already know what tasks await you, huh? ;-)
Author John Reh is an Internet Management Consultant & a management professional with broad experience.