Stephen Covey’s time management matrix is an effective tool to address this issue. It is based on two ideas: importance and urgency. Prioritizing the items that occur throughout the day can really help focus your energies. As you begin to use the matrix, you need to determine where most of your energy and time fall. Then you need to start to prioritize your daily tasks as well as long term goals and projects. See the links below the visual for more explanations.
Mind Map of Covey’s Matrix: