Well it depends on how long my todo list is for the day .. However my list is generally on the long side I do a general weekly and monthly goal /plan .. then I do a daily list every night .. I break them down in the 3-4 parts and start of with my first three most important tasks then down to the next important task in order if important and urgency … So long as I’ve done the three most important task or the first two sets of three important tasks I then try to finish up as best I can if I do not finish then I carry them over into the next day and added them to the top of most import things to do .. I try not to beat myself up if I don’t get to finish . I give myself a little credit for doing my best and I work on finishing for the next day …
I use Todoist to organize my tasks. Whenever I come up with a task during the day, I add it to the Inbox (no project) to be sorted later.
Each morning I go over the overdue tasks from yesterday and the new tasks in the Inbox and assign them to a project and give them a due date. I do this for tasks I want to complete within one week. Other longer-term goals I leave in the Inbox, uncategorized.
For today's tasks I additionally specify a priority (p1-p4), this helps with staying on target. I have a max of 3 priority 1 tasks each day.
Todoist's "The next 7 days"-view is handy to stay on top of your weekly goals and gives a good overview for you to estimate the coming week's workload.
I hope this helped you!
Actually i just think this is a great question and I'd love to know other users' answers. maybe fabulous could publish a blog post on the topic?
I have created a monthly checklist of the recurring tasks that must be completed each month. I’ve also put them in order based the the timelines the tasks need to be completed. Then I keep a daily moleskin journal with me for daily non-recurring tasks aka unique tasks.