TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX
from Stephen Covey’s book “First Things First

Urgent
Not Urgent
I

(MANAGE)
  • Crisis
  • Medical emergencies
  • Pressing problems
  • Deadline-driven projects
  • Last-minute preparations for scheduled activities
II

(FOCUS)
  • Preparation/planning
  • Prevention
  • Values clarification
  • Exercise
  • Relationship-building
  • True recreation/relaxation
Quadrant of Necessity
Quadrant of Quality &
Personal Leadership

III

(AVOID)
  • Interruptions, some calls
  • Some mail & reports
  • Some meetings
  • Many “pressing” matters
  • Many popular activities
IV

(AVOID)
  • Trivia, busywork
  • Junk mail
  • Some phone messages/email
  • Time wasters
  • Escape activities
  • Viewing mindless TV shows
Quadrant of Deception Quadrant of Waste

Provided courtesy of Paauwerfully Organized w Kathy Paauw w www.DeclutterYourLife.com w kathy@orgcoach.net