A Burner List can be achieved with pen and paper as shown below.
- Let’s fold a piece of paper vertically, and then horizontally.
- On the top left is the front burner: it holds the top important items.
- On the bottom left is the counter space: a place to store notes for the top important items.
- On the upper right is the back burner: it holds the second important items.
- On the lower right is the sink: it holds miscellaneous items.
- In the front burner, we jot down ONLY the most important projects, which can include more than one tasks.
- In the back burner, we write the next most important project, which can also include more than one tasks.
- Once finished planning, we can fold the sheet horizontally, prioritizing only the front burner. This can help us to focus on the tasks in the important project.
- We can cross out the task once we finished it.
- We can add a new task in the blank space of the corresponding project. If it doesn't fit into any project, we can put it on a new Burner list.
- When the most important project is completed, we can flip the Burner List over, and focus on the tasks in the back burner or sink.
- Once we finish a Burner List, we can "burn" it.
If you want to try a digitalized Burner List, go to the BRNR List.