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Discerning the Important Versus the Urgent

November 2, 2018 | by Sue Miyamoto

In our busy lives, the urgent often fills our days, as we run around putting out fires, and responding to events as they occur, but there is a more thoughtful approach to life and time management.

The Merril Covey matrix, which is built on the Eisenhower matrix, can be helpful as a business tool or a life balance tool. Create a matrix for yourself, like the one pictured above, and think about the activities that you engage in. Where do your activities plug into on the matrix? This is also a way to reflect on your money flow.

What activities can you delete from your life that are neither urgent or important. Sometimes to carve out time and money for the important, you need to say “no” to at least some of the non-important and non-urgent things in your life.

Please consider Aunt Dot’s Place for either volunteering or a money donation as something to add to Box 2 on the matrix. It is easy to overlook because it is important but not urgent to your life.

If you are considering a monetary donation, it’s important to know that your money will go to purchasing food for those in need in Essex, Essex Junction, Westford, Jericho, and Underhill. There are no highly paid CEO’s at Aunt Dot’s Place. In fact, no one gets paid. \

It is an all volunteer operation, so you can know that your money will go to paying our Food Bank bill, or to volunteers who shop sales to make the money to go as far as it can possibly go.  A very simple thing that you can do is share this post on your Facebook page. There are still plenty of people that don’t know about Aunt Dot’s Place and the good work it is doing in our community.