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How to Prioritize Your Never-ending To-Do List

๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ-๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ-๐๐จ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ? ๐Ž๐ซ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ค ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ?โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃ โœ‹ I know I do, sometimes! โฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ Prioritizing is ๐Ÿ”‘ to finding balance and one of the foundations of productivity.โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โš’One of the tools I use whenever I find myself struggling to prioritize is โžก๏ธ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ฑ. โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ The Eisenhower Matrix is something you can use right now to help you prioritize your tasks so you can take action.โฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ 1๏ธโƒฃ Urgent and Important (Tasks to do immediately)โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธSchedule dr appt for my daughter โฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธSend client invoice โฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธRespond to time sensitive client emailsโฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธSelf-Care activityโฃโฃ โฃโฃ 2๏ธโƒฃ Important, Not Urgent (Tasks to schedule)โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธCreate wait-list/landing page for online course โฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธSchedule social activitiesโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธGym/Exerciseโฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธAny activity that brings joy ๐ŸŒธโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โšก๏ธI try to spend most of my time in this quadrant because these are the items that are really going to move me forward. ๐Ÿ‘Šโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ 3๏ธโƒฃ Urgent, Not Important (Tasks to Delegate)โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธCar Wash - ask hubby to get one on his way home from the gym ๐Ÿ˜ฌโฃโฃโฃ โœ”๏ธMow Lawn - Hire lawn maintenanceโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ 4๏ธโƒฃ Not Urgent, Not Important (Tasks to Eliminate)โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โžก๏ธ Ask yourself, "Do I really need to do this?"โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โœ–๏ธChecking social media all the time โฃโฃโฃ โœ–๏ธSorting through junk e-mailโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ ใ€ฐ๏ธโฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃโฃ โ€œWhat is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.โ€ โฃโฃโฃ โ€” Dwight D. Eisenhower โฃโฃ