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The Eisenhower Principle – Guide for Setting Priorities and Managing Your Time

Have you ever heard of the Eisenhower Principle? It is the way that the former U.S. president was said to organize and prioritize his time.



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Written by Suzy Destarac, FitPro Wellbeing Chef



🎯 The original quote that inspired this was from Dr. Roscoe Mille, president of Northwestern University and states; “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” Sometimes I find that if I’m too focused on the urgencies that inevitably pop up in my life, the important things can get crowded out.


🌞 This month our theme is time management and prioritizing our schedules, a key strategy for enhancing both productivity and well-being. As a health coach, I recommend starting your day by identifying and prioritizing tasks that are crucial and time-sensitive. By focusing on these high-impact activities first, you can leverage your peak energy levels and mental clarity, leading to more effective outcomes.


⏰ Time blocking is a concept that uses color coding and prioritization of tasks to leverage your energy each day and can be done digitally, or on a planner. Integrating this approach helps prevent the stress of last-minute pressures, promotes a sense of accomplishment, and frees up time for self-care activities!


💡 Here is a genius time blocking instructional video by Kalyn Brooke


Let’s get back to balancing our lives and making sure that the important meaningful things get their due attention. It sounds like Mozart had it right way back when…


“The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time.” – Mozart


🌟 How do you manage to prioritize your important tasks in with the urgent?





This article originally appeared on Shine Health Collective on May 15, 2024 written by Suzy Destarac. Read more about Suzy here.


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