When we have many tasks to complete, we need to make a list in order to get organized. How do we know which task belongs at the top of the list? Prioritizing your tasks will help you figure out which task needs to be done first and which task can wait until later.
Why should you prioritize your tasks? So that you can:
Use this Priorities Worksheet from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to identify which tasks you must do, which tasks you should do, and what tasks you could do.
Look at this slideshow to understand how to use a Prioritization Values Matrix to decide which tasks need to get completed first.