# notes-life-organiz-primePriority

It's good to have a top priority.

It's good to have a top 3 priorities.

Can this pattern be extended? One pattern is to make a top-N priorities where N is each prime up to some prime K. The idea is that the priorities up to each prime are more important than later priorities, but you don't have to decide beyond that which are more important than others. E.g. for K = 7:

Priority 1:

• Eat

Priorities 2 thru 3:

• Pay electricity bill
• Go thru email

Priorities 4 thru 5:

• Wash the dog
• Do the laundry

Priorities 6 thru 7:

• Shop for new sofa

the idea is that eating is a higher priority than paying the electricity bill, and paying the bill is a higher priority than washing the dog, but paying the electricity bill and going thru email are about equal priority.

Instead of primes, you could do arithmatically or geometrically increase the number of items in each group. Arithmatically, you could have 1 item, then 2 items in the second group, then 3 items in the third group, then 4 items, etc. Geometrically, using base 2, you could have 1 item, then (4 - 1 =) 3 items in the second group, then (8 - 4 = ) 4 items in the third group, then (16 - 8 =) 8 items, etc.

using base e and rounding, you could have 1 item, then (round(e - 1) = ) 2 items, then (round(e^2 - (1 + 2)) = ) 4 items, then (round(e^3 - (1+2+4)) = ) 13 items, then (round(e^4 - (1+2+4+13)) = ) 35 items, etc.

The prime approach has too many small steps, especially intervals of length 2. The geometric-with-base-e approach seems good, but in many cases you want more differentiation among those 13 items.