I talk a lot about not doing a daily list. But a daily schedule is a great tool. I’ll post again soon with more detail on the difference between the two and the rationale. For now, here’s a list I did a few weeks ago. Client names have been redacted. The idea is to illustrate how tasks are put in to time. You’ll notice that there are two things that I didn’t get to. And that constitutes a really good day. Other things came up, and I’m okay with that. I put those things on my schedule for the following day and got them done. Set the bar at a reasonable level, but high enough that you have to push a little and don’t let yourself fall in to the abyss of (perceived) “free” time.