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What you can do about the urgency effect

What you can do about the urgency effect

Use the Eisenhower Matrix to prioritise your tasks. The matrix is a framework to help you decide what work is really important and what work is not urgent.

  • Block off your most productive 2-4 hours each day and dedicate it to your most important work.
  • Only check your communication apps at specific times of the day instead of responding to the messages as they come in.
  • Give your important tasks a deadline.

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