Do you feel overwhelmed with the amount of items in your evergrowing to-do list? Does it stress you out to even look at it? Do you feel unable to make an informed decision on what to tackle first?
Don't despair, the Eisenhower Matrix and this Notion template can help you with that! This framework will help you improve your time management and productivity by providing you with guidance you on how to prioritise your to-do's.
What is the Eisenhower Matrix?
The Eisenhower Matrix is task management and prioritisation framework created by former US President Dwight Eisenhower. It is based on the idea of sorting tasks into 4 categories, based on their urgency and importance.
You just need to determine if the task is "Important" or "Not Important" and “Urgent” or “Not Urgent". Based on this information, the matrix will instruct you to either “Do Now,” “Schedule,” “Delegate” or “Eliminate” the task.
The 4 categories of action are determined as follows:
- Urgent + Important = Do Now
- Not Urgent + Important = Schedule
- Urgent + Not Important = Delegate
- Not Urgent + Not Important = Eliminate
- Tasks database
- Eisenhower matrix view of tasks
- Kanban with tasks organised by status
- List view of tasks due today, due within the next 7 days and overdue
With this framework, you'll be able to ensure that you are dedicating your time and energy to the top priority tasks, while delegating or outsourcing the less important ones increasing your overall productivity and output!