Avoid " Procrastination" with the Eisenhower matrix Technique.

Eisenhower matrix

Avoid " Procrastination" with the Most Powerful technique of time management :

Eisenhower matrix technique
Eisenhower matrix technique

Eisenhower matrix is one of the powerful and influential time management skills for students. The matrix was invented by Eisenhower when he was 34 the president of the United States to prioritize his work.

Later Eisenhower matrix was republished in 7 habits of highly  Effective people.

So in this blog, we are going to see how to prioritize work and avoid the procrastination trap where we delay the task.

What is the Eisenhower matrix?

Eisenhower matrix is a productivity tool that demands you to set priorities. The matrix is made of 4 quadrants and helps you to do what the situation demands. Every quadrant work on different fundamentals.

Eisenhower matrix is based on "urgent and important" which builds four quadrants.

Four quadrants are :

1. Important and Urgent - Priority

2. Not urgent and important - Schedule

3. Urgent and not important - Delegate

4. Not important and not urgent - Eliminate

Avoid procrastination with procrastination with Eisenhower matrix
Eisenhower matrix 

Eisenhower matrix important vs urgent

1. Priority : Important & urgent - 

Brain Tracy says, do the most important task first in the morning this is where you build your confidence.

The first quadrant always demands you immediate action that will lead to cause. We can easily see deadlines and causes. Sometimes it's emotionally and mentally hard for people to carry out tasks.

Every man has become successful by setting priority to work and channeling their focus to a single thing.

For example,

  • A last-minute assignment deadline.
  • A thief steals your Motorcycle.

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2. Schedule: Not Urgent & Important -

What you need for a long-term goal is non-urgency but consistency and giving importance to certain tasks that move you ahead.

This quadrant is all about not urgency and you can complete any date (No deadlines) where deep work and focus happen.

Important tasks such as Building a professional network and making millions take a long-term plan.

Not urgent parameter helps us to achieve things slowly but steadily,

Someone said success doesn't happen overnight it's the hard work of many years.

For example,

  • Planning to start a startup.
  • Planning to go on a trip.

  • Personal relationship building.

3. Delegate: Urgent & Not important -

Urgent and not important work is work of high focus and the person who is doing the work should have a sense of clarity of work.

This matrix demands a person who works fast and efficiently where mistakes are guaranteed!

Corporate folks know where the tasks are based on the expectations of others and what most people end up doing.


The third quadrant consists of "urgency lives" which simply puts to drive to complete the task at a given deadline without any productive or useful work.

A possible way is to delegate or try not to give more a day time.

How to Delegate?

  • Negotiate with your boss about work.
  • Turn off notifications on your phone and computer while working on the task.
  • Practice saying no! reduces stress.

4. Eliminate: Not important & not urgent -

Not important and not urgent are those tasks in the Eisenhower matrix which is less valuable and you can delegate the task. 

People often end up working on a worthless task that is not important nor urgent,

Time management skills work if you are willing to learn and gain confidence by executing your task.

In the Eisenhower matrix, we have to see the fourth quadrant does not contribute anything to your progress so it does eliminate the task.

For example,

  • Watching Television for unexpectedly long tiring hours.
  • Browsing and procrastinating all day on social media.

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