How to plan your day

The Today view lets you see all the tasks due today across all your projects. Check in here every morning to make a realistic plan to tackle your day:

What are the 3 most important tasks you need to complete today? Mark those priority 1 so they’ll show up at the top of your Today view in red. Work on those first when you’re still fresh and energized.


Have too much scheduled for the day? It’s disheartening to see a list a mile long and know you can’t possibly get it all done. Keep your Today view focused and realistic by postponing some tasks for later in the week during your morning review.


Quick tip

You can also drag and drop your tasks to the bottom of the Today view to postpone them for tomorrow.


When you make a habit of organizing your Today view first, you’ll never waste time deciding what to work on next. When you finish one task, just open your Today view again, mark that one complete, and move on to the next item on the list.

Of course, no matter how well you plan your day, you’ll inevitably end up with some tasks left over at the end. Instead of letting overdue tasks snowball from one day to the next, postpone them to tomorrow or later in the week so you can end every day at Todoist Zero. (No, it’s not cheating — it’s being flexible and rolling with the punches. It’s important to give yourself permission to truly end your workday and start fresh tomorrow.)

Other ways to stay on top of your tasks:

A to-do list to organize your work & life