It’s about the right thing, not the next thing
Draw a big box on a sheet of paper. Big means, almost the size of the paper. We are going to draw an Eisenhower Matrix.
Inside, divide the box into four equal parts.
Label them, clockwise:
Now, you’ve made an Eisenhower Matrix, an easy tool to help you prioritize.
Keep it by your desk. Whenever you get asked to do something, ask yourself, which one of these boxes does this task belong.
Treat it accordingly.