- Do Now!!
Obviously, these to-do’s are of a very urgent nature. They are likely things that have a Timeline Attached to them and ones which, if put off until the very last moment will reap regretful consequences. Or these may be activities that should really be on a list entitled, “Do yesterday!!” They may be things like pay your bills, gather documents for a meeting that is forthcoming, buy an anniversary card, and so on.
- Do Tomorrow!
These tasks are still in the urgent category, but they can wait just until the “Do Now” ones are done.
- Do Soon
These are projects that do need to get done; however, they are not as pressing or have a timeline attached, yet accomplishing these will make life, home, family, or self-confidence better. It could be anything from Organizing the garage to organizing and digitizing that wall of CD’s from the 80’s and 90’s.
- Do When you get Some Extra Time
These tasks are similar to the ones in the “Do Soon” category, but are ones that do not impact anyone’s life or happiness. Maybe a small piece of trim work came loose from the shed and needs to be repaired. Eventually you would like to have it fixed but organizing the garage (above) has a greater impact on you and potentially others.
Now that you have some coherence to your list and Categories that help you prioritize, you will systematically accomplish your goals in life.