How to NOT be Overwhelmed

The World War II war general, hero and later, president Dwight Eisenhower had a special system for keeping critical things in perspective and less important things from getting in the way.

This system is now known as the Eisenhower Matrix.

Divide everything you have to do into three categories:  1) Urgent;  2) Not Urgent and 3) Not Important.

Urgent – requires immediate action or attention.

We know what Not Urgent and Not Important are but we all somehow let these things usurp our valuable time sometimes because they are easier to do not more important.

Trying to do everything is no way to be effective.

Today, try asking the question:  “what is so critical (urgent) that I must do it now” and let a famous general help to declare war on being overwhelmed.