If “there aren’t enough hours in the day” seems to be a common phrase for you, then you most likely struggle with time management and prioritization. A common misconception is that we are inherently supposed to have these skills, but did you come out of the womb knowing how to swing a golf club? Didn’t think so.
Just like the skills of golf, prioritization is a skill that needs to be learned and developed. Ethan Allen Prep uses a matrix like the one below to help our students visually categorize their tasks. Learning to assess importance and urgency is crucial to productivity and could be the difference between meeting deadlines and/or checking ten items off of your ‘to do’ list versus one. Although you may think that it is counterproductive to take the time to do this, it will save you time in the long run and ensure you are completing your most important and urgent tasks first.