The other day I was starting to feel overwhelmed by my massive todo list and my overflowing inbox. (Isn’t everyone?!) I’m sure you all have those moments – mild panic attack are fun!
Then it hit me – it’s because I was nicely organizing all my todos into categories, but I wasn’t prioritizing them at all. Everything was shouting at the same volume: NOW!
So I created a new category in Outlook 2007 called ‘Important’ and chose the color red (see above image). Now I can categorize all my emails (that need a response) and my todos with their category and whether or not they’re important.
This is one of the things I love about Outlook 2007 – the visual colors that go along with your categories. It’s very helpful to just scan my list of things to do today and do the Red ones first. Bam!