Some days priorities are harder to set than others, but these two questions can bring simplicity and clarity to every day:
(1) What do you need to do?
(2) What do you want to do?
Every day's "to do" list should be populated with the answers to both.
Keep your list simple.
Write it down. Your top bullet points ought to fit on a post-it note.
When the day is over, you may have accomplished 50 additional tasks ~ but your answer to these questions (both wants AND needs) should be addressed first.
Try it out. It's an amazing focusing tool.
You are an important part of the formula ~ refresh yourself!