I typically organize based on when the project is due. And unlike some people's work my overdue projects cause great problems for my fellow workers. That fact alone drives me to try very hard to stay as current in my work as possible.
When I do get behind it seems to always involve something I am scared of or worried about. Often the worry is a result of knowing I do not have adequate time to prepare well. So how to push through?
I realize I will NEVER be done completely. So I carefully pick and choose what comes first.
And truly FIRST is all we have.
We may never get to NEXT.