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Here’s a quick breakdown of what each quadrant means:

  1. Urgent and important — do it
  2. Important, but not urgent — schedule it
  3. Urgent, but not important — delegate it
  4. Neither urgent, nor important — eliminate it.

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What is Eisenhower Matrix

Let's kick things off with a simple 2x2 grid. Imagine the horizontal line is all about how soon something needs to be done—label one side "Urgent" and the other "Not Urgent." Then, for the vertical line, think about how crucial each task is, marking one end as "Important"...

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How to Use the Eisenhower Matrix

To make the most of the Eisenhower Matrix for managing your time like a pro, start by figuring out which of the four boxes each task or project belongs to. Once you know where it fits, you can decide the best next step.

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Quadrant Two: Important, But Not Urgent

Quadrant Two is where the truly important stuff of our lives tends to gather. Despite their significance, these tasks often get pushed aside because they don’t scream for immediate attention. They’re the backbone activities like long-term planning, regular maintenance, ex...

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Quadrant Three: Urgent, But Not Important

It's a tough pill to swallow, but truth be told, a lot of what feels urgent in our day-to-day isn't really that important. Take tasks like keeping an eye on social media comments, attending routine business meetings, or setting up a Zoom call – sure, they need to get done...

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Quadrant Four: Not Urgent, and Not Important

Even the solutions or helpers you’ve set up for Quadrant Three tasks aren’t meant for these. Sure, some of these activities might be fun, like binge-watching TV or endlessly scrolling through social media, but they don’t push you any closer to your goals. They're distract...

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How to Use the Eisenhower Matrix To Increase Productivity

The Eisenhower Method is especially useful if you find yourself dealing with excessive amounts of work. With an overabundance of tasks, taking a bit of time to categorize your jobs into the four quadrants above can restore order to an otherwise chaotic workflow.

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Quadrant One: Urgent and Important

For tasks that are both critical and urgent, like caring for a sick relative, resolving a major customer issue, or fixing a crucial website bug, prioritize them above all else. Clear the deck and tackle these tasks immediately, putting other tasks on hold to focus on thes...

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Eisenhower Matrix

The matrix is a simple four-quadrant box that answers that helps you separate “urgent” tasks from “important” ones:

  • Urgent and Important: Do these tasks as soon as possible
  • Important, but not urgent: Decide when you’ll do these and schedule it
  • Ur...

2. The Eisenhower Matrix / The Eisenhower box

2. The Eisenhower Matrix / The Eisenhower box

Once you have your goals written in a SMART way, you should break them down into concrete and actionable tasks. 

Then the tasks need to be prioritized.

This matrix recommends arranging tasks in one of the four quadrants:

  1. Urgent + Important (Do first)
  2. Not Urgent + Im...

The Eisenhower box

The Eisenhower box

The Eisenhower Matrix / The Eisenhower box




Once you have your goals written in a SMART way, you should break them down into concrete and actionable tasks.

Then the tasks need to be prioritized.

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