Hi! I don't usually follow the order in which I write the list. I just tick things off as I do them, and I don't reorder it. I find that that prompts me to sort of fill in the gaps of the list and motivates me more! A nice, orderly list is great, but if we give ourselves a break and tick things off as we can, that's an amazing feat in itself! 😊😊👍🏻
Most simply, I leave my to-do list someplace I pass frequently so I keep seeing it throughout the day. I also rewrite unfinished tasks in the evening as the first items on the next day's list; a bit of self-guilt-tripping. Lol.
I find this tough too. You could use this matrix. Four boxes. One dimension is urgency, one is importance. Categorise as Urgent/Important, Urgent/Not Important, Important/Not Urgent and Not Important/Not Urgent. Here’s a link https://www.groupmap.com/map-templates/urgent-important-matrix/