I’m trying out the 43 folders system. Plenty of websites out there that show you how to use this system.
Along with this other system, which prioritizes tasks into priorities.
- Important and Urgent.
- Other Tasks
definition of Important
- of great significance or value; “important people”; “the important questions of the day”
- significant: important in effect or meaning; “a significant change in tax laws”; “a significant change in the Constitution”; “a significant contribution”; “significant details”; “statistically significant”
- crucial: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; “a crucial moment in his career”; “a crucial election”; “a crucial issue for women”
definition of Urgent
- pressing: compelling immediate action; “too pressing to permit of longer delay”; “the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'”; “bridges in urgent need of repair”
I define the above to terms to show the difference. Important is of value and significance. Urgency has a time associated with the given task. Think of this as a two by two matrix.
|(1) Important + Urgent||(2)Urgent|
|(3) Important||(4)Other Tasks|
Immediate and Urgent
– Stuff that must get gone ASAP, such as bills, immediate projects, etc.
– If you don’t get it done by the given time, there’s negative consequences.
– Tasks that needs to get done by a given time.
– Stuff that needs to get done, but with no time line or time due is in the future.
– Tasks that are neither important or urgent.
You must prioritize tasks.
Something else I’m trying out.
– Write out 5 tasks that I must to get done for that day.
– Keep at those tasks till I’m done them. If I complete them all early for the day, create 5 more. If I do not get these new tasks done for the same day, no worries.
Tips to accomplish this.
Keep that list with you at all times… have it in front of you… it must be a constant reminder.
Don’t go making a super long list, and trying to get them all done, it just doesn’t happen. I would group errands together like post office, banking and grocery shopping all in one go.