Why it is important to track the tasks
If you are up to your neck in your work and it's your everyday state, it's a high time to do the task tracking. There maybe some tasks in your list your manager wanted you to complete two weeks ago but the list was so huge that you didn't notice them or put them on hold and then forgot. These tasks could be very important while they get lost in the tasks with lower priority or the task that should be canceled from the list long ago.
The question is not what priority something is, but whether it needs doing at all
The result is that a huge, indigestible lump of uncompleted or even untried tasks is growing day after day. Many of them will never become urgent or important enough to get done and 'Priority' tool will not help them. So if there is no need to do them any more, why are they on your list in the first place? First rule of time management: the question is not what priority something is, but whether it needs doing at all.
- Start your task tracking software
- Sort tasks by their priority, due date, time left, status
- Select more important tasks and increase their priority by clicking "Increase Priority" button and vice versa click "Decrease Priority" button for less urgent tasks
- 'Delete' or 'cancel' Tasks there is no need to do any more
- Start doing the tasks