Do you feel overwhelmed with the amount of items in your evergrowing to-do list? Does it stress you out to even look at it? Do you feel unable to make an informed decision on what to tackle first?
Don't despair, the Eisenhower Matrix and this Notion template can help you with that! This framework will help you improve your time management and productivity by providing you with guidance you on how to prioritise your to-do's.
What is the Eisenhower Matrix
The Eisenhower Matrix is task management and prioritisation framework created by former US President Dwight Eisenhower. It is based on the idea of sorting tasks into 4 categories, based on their urgency and importance.
You just need to determine if the task is "Important" or "Not Important" and “Urgent” or “Not Urgent". Based on this information, the matrix will instruct you to either “Do Now,” “Schedule,” “Delegate” or “Eliminate” the task.
The 4 categories of action are determined as follows:
- Urgent + Important = Do Now
- Not Urgent + Important = Schedule
- Urgent + Not Important = Delegate
- Not Urgent + Not Important = Eliminate
- Tasks database
- Eisenhower matrix view of tasks
- Kanban with tasks organised by status
- List view of tasks due today, due within the next 7 days and overdue
With this framework, you'll be able to ensure that you are dedicating your time and energy to the top priority tasks, while delegating or outsourcing the less important ones increasing your overall productivity and output!
If you want to learn how to build a matrix in Notion from scratch, check my tutorial below:
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is this template for?
It's for anyone in need of a simple upvoting system in Notion (Notion workspace members & guests can vote).
- How do I get access to this template?
After you have completed your purchase, a link to the template will be shared with you. Then you just need to click on "Duplicate" at the top right hand corner of the page to save a copy of the template to your own Notion workspace.
- What is Notion?
Notion is a powerful all-in-one productivity and collaboration tool. For businesses and for individuals. Sign up here so you can duplicate this template and edit it in your workspace.
- Who are you?
I'm Carina, a Director of Customer Success at Navan and a Notion certified creator.
You'll get: The Prioritised To-Do List (Eisenhower Matrix) template pre-filled sample data + a guide on how to input your own data and get started!