How to decide what to work on next
Many people manage their tasks using a to-do list. Everything they need need to work on at some point ends up on that list, and they measure their productivity by looking at the number of tasks completed in a certain amount of time. While I’m a big fan of checklists—which have a clear objective—I don’t think to-do lists should be managed the same way a shopping list would. It’s great to have a place to dump all your tasks in, but how do you decide what to work on next?
Source: How to decide what to work on next, an article by Anne-Laure Le Cunff.