The Time Management Matrix

Pioneered by Stephen R. Covey in the critically-acclaimed The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the time management matrix is a proposed way to compartmentalize the various items in your life, based on its level of urgency and importance.

As seen above, the four quadrants are illustrated as follows:

  • Important and Urgent (Q1) — Tasks reserved for immediate crises and emergencies, such…



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Canadian Therapist & Former Researcher | 5x Top Writer | Writing about mental health, psychology, science, etc.