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The Eisenhower Approach is a time management method that helps prioritize tasks by categorizing them according to their importance and urgency. It helps you make decisions by focusing on the most important tasks.

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Time Commitment

About 15 minutes

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Suggested Frequency


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Time of Day


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How to Do It

The Eisenhower Approach involves dividing tasks into four categories:

  1. Urgent and important tasks
  2. Important but not urgent tasks
  3. Urgent but not important tasks
  4. Neither urgent nor important tasks

Tasks are then prioritized according to their category, with the most important and urgent tasks given top priority.

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Required Equipment

It can be done with just a pen and paper or a digital device to make lists and organize tasks.

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The Eisenhower approach helps individuals become more productive by focusing on the most important tasks first. It also helps reduce stress and improve decision-making.

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Why it works

The Eisenhower Approach helps individuals prioritize tasks by identifying which tasks are important and urgent, and which can be delegated or postponed. By focusing on the most important tasks first, individuals can achieve their goals more effectively.

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Possible Side Effects

There are no known side effects associated with the Eisenhower approach.

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  • It is important to review and update the task list regularly to ensure that the most important and urgent tasks are being addressed.
  • Delegating tasks to others can help reduce workload and increase productivity.
  • It is important to be realistic about the amount of time it will take to complete each task to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
  • Take breaks: Taking breaks between tasks can help you recharge and improve your productivity. Use your breaks to stretch, walk around, or do something you enjoy.
  • Be flexible: While it's important to have a plan and prioritize your tasks, it's also important to be flexible and adjust your plan as needed. Unexpected things can come up throughout the day, so it's important to be adaptable and adjust your approach as needed.

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Supporting Studies and Articles

  1. How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box” https://jamesclear.com/eisenhower-box
  2. Organizing the Presidency for Effective Leadership: Lessons from the Eisenhower Years https://www.jstor.org/stable/27550394

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