The international best selling book Getting Things Done. How to Achieve Stress Free Productivity by David Allen recommends a very thorough to-do list. I made it once and it still sits there looking at me asking How many lifetimes do you think you have?
It is a business oriented book and I did learn a lot from it. Two things I still use from it are to ask What is the next action? if I am at all stuck with anything, and the other very useful thing for me is the chart on processing stuff on page 32 which I photocopied and stuck on the side of the box file I keep current paper work in. Very helpful.
However I find I don't use the book now (will put it in the give away pile for someone else to use).
Or I'll send it to you - so many blogs are doing give-aways aren't they? Send me a comment about getting things done and I'll pick one at random in a week's time to receive the book.