How do you start your day?
Over some years no, I have tryed to plan all the things I have to do by writing everything down the night before.
I found that drawing up your list the night before prompts my subconscious to work on my plans and goals while I am asleep.
And when I wake up, I feel ready to tackle my challenges.
You should also try this, here are some tip:
A Written Plan
Lists of goals, tasks and objectives are of no help unless they’re written. Putting your plans on paper makes a seemingly elusive goal more concrete.
Urgency vs. Importance
An unexpected phone call or a drop-in visitor may be urgent, but the consequences of dealing with either may not be important in the long run. The urgent is other-oriented, it’s caused by someone else. Important things are self-directed and have the greatest value for you.
As a tool you could use Stephen R. Covey´s «The Time Management Matrix»