I'll announce the winner of the "weekend project" poll in the next post ;-)
These are the rules that I give myself when drafting my daily task list. Your task list MUST...
be the first thing you do every day I write mine after breakfast before brushing my teeth / showering etc
use yesterdays list as a startpoint in case there's anything incompleted or left-over
fit on a small piece of paper I usually go for a piece of A4 folded twice, gives you 8 days of lists :-)
have estimated times for each task this helps you stay on track as you work
have a bonus item at the end that you want to do only tackle this if you complete your list, gives you something to look forward to!
So for example, today I have:
"intentions" is a little idea I'm throwing about, if I create the wireframes I can happily file it away in my ideas box knowing that the soul of it is not lost should I wish to pursue it another day
Most of the rules cobbled together from a book called "The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking" which I read in the bath a few months ago - for serious workers I now consider it an essential read! GET ON IT FOLKS