There are some very good tips in this post on the LiquidPlanner blog. I am especially interested in experimenting with the first one (create task list at end of day).
If you wait until the morning to capture your top priorities, it will take you longer to regain momentum. Furthermore, you’ll easily get distracted by incoming emails and other requests that aren’t as important. Creating a task list before ending your work day will help you to put the important over the urgent right from the beginning of your day.
It is getting close to the end of the year and a good time to reflect back on what work habits are helping and which ones can be improved. I am noticing all too often that we are becoming slaves to the email inbox and allowing the urgent to get in the way of the important.
For 2016, I want to be intentional about focusing more on the most important projects and activities that I add value to. If something can be delegated, even if it’s only done 80% as well, it probably should be.