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Today, we kicked of a little series going over time management.

We all have had days where we have a list of things that we need to do that day. Then you receive a phone notification, getting your attention to check your Facebook news feed. Or, perhaps your phone rings, and through that conversation another task or distraction gets added to your day. The end of day comes a long and you feel like you did not get anything accomplished.

Have you ever had a day where you feel like you accomplished a lot. However, when asked what you got done that day you can only think of one thing, maybe two. This may leave you wondering why you feel like you did not get anything accomplished.

In our lives, the things we have to do can be divided into four different categories.

  1. Things that are not important and not urgent
  2. Things that are urgent, but not important
  3. Things that are urgent and important
  4. Not urgent and important.

Studies show that majority of our time during the day is spent in the ‘not important, not urgent’ category. These are things that we really haven’t planned on doing, but have interrupted our day. They maybe fun and we enjoy doing them.

The next most popular category is the things that are urgent, but not important. These things may appear urgent, but in the course of your life, they really don’t matter.

Hopefully we spend some part of our time in the urgent and important category. The key word in this situation, and all others similar, is the word urgent. the things that actually make a difference will end up in the ‘ not urgent, but important’ category. For example, making a point to say something nice to your wife. Or reading personal development book. All things in which are definitely not urgent, but are very important. You will also find, when you do something in this category, it will make all your other tasks easier to get done.

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