I picked up a trick from Real Simple wherein you limit yourself to a to-do list of so many items, usually 5 - 7. According to them, anymore than that is rather ambitious.
For example, my list today was as follows:
2. Workout (angry eyes kept me from this in a trade-off for self-care)
3. Read "Tales from Facebook" (I read at bedtime)
4. Read "The Irish-Americans" (see above)
5. Crochet (just after I finish this post!)
How do you keep the to-do's straight? What methods do you use to keep productive?