Struggling with "MUST do" daily task list...
Problem: My natural instinct is to put the tasks I *desire* to get done today (vs. strictly "MUST do" tasks -- for which the line often feels blurry) as due today, so they'll show up on my Outlook Today task list.
If I have to go sorting through all my active projects' tasks after completing any given task to remember what I want to work on next, that's more stressful than dropping a handful of tasks on my list in the morning before I start working (as part of my Daily Review).
BUT, if I'm wrong about how much work I can get done daily (as I often am!!), overdue tasks start spilling over from one day to the next. And they get stacked on top of the *other* tasks I feel like I should be doing on those days.
Pretty soon my task list just feels hopeless to do in a day, so some tasks get orphaned (neglected) for days or weeks while I struggle to stay on top of more urgent tasks on the list.
What do you guys suggest?
Thanks for any help!