1) is this something that I need to drop everything I'm doing and get it done as soon as humanly possible — in MY opinion, not theirs, if you know what I mean 😉
2) is this something that I NEED to get done today?
3) is this something that I need to do?
Which ever numbered question is answered 'yes' becomes the priority rating for today. As part of my evening routine, I evaluate the day — did any 3s pop up? What did and didn't get completed? Those things become the beginning of tomorrow's list. I brain drain and prioritize to wrap up the night.