You can organize your todo lists any which way you like [house, work, fun etc] but how often are you categorizing them into importance and urgency?
Sean Tierney suggests sorting your todos graphically on a scale for urgency vs importance – since tasks can sometimes parade as urgent when they really aren’t, and vise versa.
Urgency and importance are completely independent of one another. Once you understand that, doing triage on a todo list becomes way easier. The best way to understand this concept is through a simple graph of tasks:
Read on Sean’s post for how he sees this method helping get started on your todo’s.
May I suggest putting up a four-square grid on a wall and posting todos with Post-It notes?
Urgency vs. Importance and the 5th system for scattered todos – [ScrollinonDubs]