Don’t look at your to do list first thing in the morning. You’ll get decision fatigue before your coffee has cooled.
Write yourself a priority list before bed so that you know your goals for the next day.
Big projects are hard to make a start on.
Keep breaking down goals until they're arranged into manageable subtasks using this dinky little notepad.
Ideally all tasks you undertake should be less than an hour, but we know that some of them will need a much larger chunk of time set aside to make progress.
“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” - Mark Twain
Frogs are tasks that you’ve been putting off for a long time which somehow never get around to.
"I must do that tomorrow" you think. Just as you thought yesterday, and the day before that.
Keep track of your frogs and how old they’re getting.