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Eisenhower method of personal time management

Easy Time Planner implements very powerful method for efficiently managing personal time named The Eisenhower Method. The Eisenhower method is especially useful when working dependently or in multiple task environment.

Urgent activities are often the ones we concentrate on and often forget about really important ones. If you spend all of your time concentrating on the urgent and important tasks you will just be firefighting. Managing time effectively, and achieving the things that you want to achieve, means spending your time on things that are important and not just urgent.

We can categorize tasks on two scales according to their importance and urgency. Making 4 categories and placing them in matrix known also as «Time Matrix»:

Important/urgent time matrix

Everything you do fits into one of four categories determined by your own values and circumstances:

  • Important and urgent — fighting daily fires. Most people spend here much of their time. What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. Try to minimize the amount of tasks here and complete them as soon as possible.
  • Important but not urgent — this is the "big picture", strategic plans. This is where you need to spend quality time.
  • Not important but urgent — these are the tasks with near deadlines but not relevant to your own goals. Delegate them and give them as little time as possible.
  • Not important and not urgent — this is where you waste your time. Try to minimize, or trash them.

With Eisenhower method you learn to distinguish the important from the urgent and to use your time wisely.
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