Proactive management of your Work-Life Portfolio (WLP) means:
Your WLP includes big things like the strategic sourcing initiative you are overseeing or helping your parents downsize and move. And small things like reviewing your notes before a certain meeting or remembering to pick up your prescription before you go on vacation.
Beyond current projects and to-dos, your WLP includes things you might want to or need to do in the future.
When you have to drop everything to deal with a crisis (which seems like at least once a week), you know exactly what needs minimal attention so it doesn’t become its own crisis and what can wait. In general what you are choosing not to do because priorities have changed.
A WLP is agnostic to the type of system you use to manage it. Digital, analog, a hybrid – whatever works for you is the best system for you.