A list of tasks is useful for reference. Good for remembering your responsibilities.
However, consulting your list too often may create stress about all the things you need to do. It may confuse you about what to do. You may feel like you don’t know where to start.
It’s not as easy as to start from the top. Different tasks might be the priority depending on a multitude of factors, like the time of day, or spontaneous emergencies. The list may start in a good order, but in time it may require change to match the day.
Instead, focus only on the next thing you need to do. If you see something that you need to do, go do it. As simple as that. Do not think about the list. Only about what’s right now at hand.
Your life will be much less stressful when you do things as you see them.