“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning.  And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”  Mark Twain’s advice on eating amphibians is strangely appropriate to effective time managemen!! Get the tasks you’re not looking forward to out of the way early. If you don’t we end up spending much of our day dreading them which can put is in a bad mood.  Also, if you leave these tasks until late in the day you’ll be tired and unable to perform a potentially tricky task to your best level. This approach also gives us some tasks we feel more positive about to look forward to tackling later in the day.