Why am I spending so much time on things that are not important and don’t have to be done today?DEEL Team Member
Before I started reading Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day and Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity I found myself working all day, and still not being able to remember what I was doing at the end of the day. As I started reading these books a DEEL Team member reminded me of the Eisenhower Matrix or The Urgent/Important Matrix that I had been introduced to in the Boy Scouts. It got me thinking again.
The problem I was falling into, Every.Single.Day were the items that tended to not be important nor urgent. I tended to get consumed by the most recent email, NOT the most important one. I would check out my phone and get distracted on things that were not urgent and then get rushed later on. I had no criteria to set my priorities each day.
The Eisenhower Matrix is an efficient mental model on how to consider what is important and what is urgent for you to do each day. For more information check out this blog on The Eisenhower Matrix on the Develop Good Habits blog.
Click on the matrix below for the DEEL Reel: The Eisenhower Matrix. This DEEL Reel provides a brief overview of the matrix and how to use it.