In our fast paced, tech savvy lifestyles it can be all too easy to get trapped in the cycle of ‘busy’ and take on more that we can potentially handle. This can lead to the feeling like everything on your to-do list is a priority and needs to be done – ASAP!
The problem with this mentality is that we end up making so many things urgent and important, that we lose track of the real priorities and don’t create enough space to logically plan out our time and tasks. This can lead to overwhelm, procrastination and ultimately avoidance – hello Netflix!
In episode 49 of the Wellbeing Weekly Podcast, I covered some of the ways you can learn to better prioritise your tasks and then how to better manage those all important tasks at the top of the to-do list. You can listen in to the full episode to get my breakdown of each tip, but here’s a summary below.
First off, I explored the Eisenhower Priority Matrix, which provides a simple and useful way to prioritise your tasks and identify which ones you need to DO, DELAY, DELEGATE or DELETE. Here’s an overview below:
Next I looked at what you can do to better manage the tasks that fall into the top right box – Urgent AND Important. Here are the tips I covered in the podcast episode:
I’ve also developed a FREE Priority Guide PDF that details the Eisenhower Matrix and all of the tips so you can print it off and have it on your office wall. I’ve also included an empty template of the Eisenhower box for you to fill in when you need to prioritize tasks! Click below to access or get in through my FREE Resource Library if you’ve already got the password 🙂