Importanz task is the one thing which brings you nearer to what is it you really want to archive. For example: I might have to pay a bill which I do, but for me personally is it important? NO! But fixing my relationship with my father and therefor calling him to make a date for dinner, this for me is more of essential importance. I hope this helps a bit.
I think important work are the big projects. That’s what will bring you the most fulfillment in life and requires small amounts of dedicated time to actually make progress on.
I struggle with writing to do lists considering I feel I can remember it but end up forgetting anyway. Its also rough for me to remember to reflect In mornings because I think of the million things I have to do during the day. I also struggle with getting things done after work because Im mentally exhausted
Either one for me. And their priority changes on a day to day basis. If it’s the day before my rent is due, that becomes highest priority because a roof over my head gives me the support I need to do my other work. And other days, working on my long-term personal projects take precedence over other matters.
"Important work" is the work you do that makes a difference in the world. It stems from your passion and leaves you feeling fulfilled when it's over.
It changes day to day. Important one day may be cooking a healthy dinner for my family and having one on one time with daughter. The next day, importance may be related to work, bills, etc.
I think it’s a mixture of both. It is on one hand stuff that has to be done and thus is a priority, on the other hand you might have your own personal priorities that you want to respect.
Do both. Think of the 3 tasks as "if I complete these 3, then the day will be successful." If i absolutely have to do something, I put it on there. If I want to carve out time to read for an hour, I put that there too.