Find more time and remove urgency with Eisenhower Priority Matrix

Prioritize tasks like a president. Focus on long term important goals. Get rid of time wasters.

What is Eisenhower Decision Matrix?

Using the Eisenhower Decision Principle, tasks are evaluated using the criteria important/unimportant and urgent/not urgent and then placed in according quadrants in an Eisenhower Matrix (also known as an "Eisenhower Box" or "Eisenhower Decision Matrix".

The method name stems from a quote attributed to Dwight D. Eisenhower: "I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent."

Why does priority matrix work?

Our brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards. We choose to perform urgent tasks with short completion windows, instead of important tasks with larger outcomes, because important tasks are more difficult and further away from goal completion, urgent tasks involve more immediate and certain payoffs.

The matrix exercise helps to setup proper priorities and shift focus towards the most important tasks.

Use the web app bellow to try the method on your ongoing tasks.

Try the method on your current tasks

Online web app will automatically put them into the corresponding quadrant

Important but Not Urgent - do them in 2d priority
Important and Urgent - do them first
Not Important and Not Urgent - try to avoid them
Not Important but Urgent - try to delegate them

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