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I have a white board right above my monitor. I write a daily "to do" list there and check off items as they get done. Items that do not get done in one day get moved to the next day. I try not to let the list get too long (I know I need to do 100 things, but if I can only do 3 today then my to do list only contains 3). It keeps me sane and focused.

In the past I tried something similar to scrum (have a master list of everything I needed to do). But since I do have a day job and other responsibilities, I found that seeing a massive list got too overwhelming. Now I focus only on what I can get done now, not worrying about the pile of things waiting to be done.

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