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The miracle of Eisenhower Matrix

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📌The Eisenhower matrix is a feature of our task planner app that helps you not to drown in prioritizing your own tasks.

🎨You are the creator. You are in charge. You can not become principle-centered without first being aware of and developing your own proactive nature.

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    The Eisenhower Decision Box

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    You can not become principle-centered without first being aware of your paradigms and understanding how to shift them and align them with principles.

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    The Eisenhower Decision Box

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    You can not become principle-centered without a vision of and a focus on the unique contribution that is yours to make.

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What is an Eisenhower Matrix?

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__The Eisenhower Matrix is a productivity and time-management framework designed to assistance you prioritize a list of tasks or agenda items by first categorizing those items according to their urgency and importance.
__This approach consists of drawing a four-box quadrants with an x-axis labeled Urgent and Not Urgent, and the y-axis labeled Necessary and Not Important.
__Then, grouping the items on your list into one of the four boxes, with the Urgent-and-Important box in the upper left requiring your immediate action.
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How it actually works

  • Urgent and important (tasks to do immediately).

  • Important, but not urgent (tasks to schedule later).

  • Urgent, but not important (tasks to delegate to someone else).

  • Neither urgent nor important (tasks to eliminate).

This simple exercise teaches you to quickly identify the importance and urgency of tasks on your plate and to separate them accordingly. It’s often easy to unintentionally procrastinate by doing tasks ourselves which could have been delegated or eliminated altogether.

We all have our own method of task management, whether you use a notebook or one of the many to-do list managers out there. None of them really incorporate the Eisenhower method because tasks grouped into 4 separate boxes isn’t an efficient (or pretty) way to work with the items on your plate. However, it’s not the act of placing tasks into separate boxes that is necessary, but the skill of recognizing when you’re in a situation that requires you to prioritize the tasks which demand your attention to avoid procrastinating on them.

Our team has found the method to be most helpful when dealing with an overabundance of work. When the amount of tasks is overwhelming, taking a few minutes to arrange and prioritize your tasks according to the logic of the Eisenhower method can be quite helpful.

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For example, it’s often helpful to look at all the work you do and then ask yourself which tasks have a direct effect on the amount of money you bring in?
For those tasks I do not need to do, I will move them to a “Trashed” folder in my to-do list app, whereas if it’s something an assistant can do, I’ll move it to a “Delegated” folder and let them take it over. Using methods like the Eisenhower Box or even your own prioritization system is by no means perfect.
Maybe we ignore the important tasks and focus only on the urgent ones because we truly believe in the moment that it’s the most important thing to be working on, only later having a feeling of regret that we didn’t find any time to work on that big project today.
For example, if I have a deadline coming up in a week for an article I need to write, it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about all the research and writing I will need to do.
📚The best way to make progress while still giving myself the time to handle the urgent tasks is to schedule it in for a small period of time in the days leading up to the deadline.
📃As with anything we find resistance towards, It’s easier to overcome the inertia of getting started if it’s reduced to smaller chunks of time.
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The Historical Background

✨If you often feel a lack of accomplishment at the end of your work days, then you might benefit from a little-known method to add to your mental toolbox.

Eisenhower was perhaps one of the most larger than life figures to hold the office of President of the United States. Prior to becoming the 34th President, he attained the coveted rank of five-star general in the US Army, where he played a major role in planning and executing invasions against the Nazi’s in Africa, France, and Germany itself. While President, he managed to launch the Interstate Highway System as well as launching NASA, DARPA and more.

📈Throughout his life, he managed to remain incredibly productive, working his way up the ranks to eventually become the President.

🍀His productivity has been extensively researched, and by far one of the most useful strategies he’s credited for devising is now known as the Eisenhower Box.

It’s a simple method to help you avoid procrastination and prioritize what you should be working on.

📕Creating the feature of the habit tracker Rizen App has been inspired by the Steven Covey’s book <<The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People>> author of which popularized Eisenhower framework.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.

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How to use the feature and customize your habits and goals

1️⃣ Choose the BACKLOG option.

2️⃣ Click on the button "+" (any quadrant's button is clickable) to add a habit with individual parameters.

3️⃣ You can enter the habit tittle and description of it customizing them with emojis.

4️⃣ You have an opportunity to set a goal, which is connected to the quadrant's habit, and, of course, an activity which were created.

5️⃣ The next step is setting the date of a selection circle.

6️⃣ Put the "Create" and enjoy your Eisenhower Decision Box with Rizen App.

  • Choose the BACKLOG option.

  • Click on the button "+" (any quadrant's button is clickable) to add a habit with individual parameters.

  • You can enter the habit tittle and description of it customizing them with emojis.

  • You have an opportunity to set a goal, which is connected to the quadrant's habit, and, of course, an activity which were created.

  • The next step is date of a selection circle.

  • Put the "Create" and enjoy your Eisenhower Decision Box with Rizen App.

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The 7 Basics of Productivity and Effectiveness by Covey

  • Be Proactive.
  • Begin with the End in Mind.
  • Put First Things First.
  • Think WIN to WIN.
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood.
  • Synergistic.
  • Sharpen the Saw.
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Different Examples of Eisenhower Boxes

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