It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you feel like everything needs to get done and everything is a priority. When the feelings of overwhelm consume you, it’s hard to motivate yourself to do anything, and the shutdown begins…
How do we solve this? Prioritize your priorities with the few simple questions and the Eisenhower Matrix below:
It is Important?
Is it Urgent?
These are your TWO major questions. Not everything is important, not everything is urgent. Break out your tasks to complete based on these categories into the matrix.
So many of our days and tasks can be simplified into this matrix. Crank it out, decide what’s most important, when is best to do it, and always try to eat the frog first. If one of these items gives you a sense of impending dread – it’s probably a good idea to get it over with and get it off your mind so you can focus clearly on the rest.
In the event your decisions just don’t fit here (and not because it’s more than 4 items, stack those items!) you can create a more complex Priority Matrix and maybe expand your week or month out with more scheduling opportunities.