Make a 2x2 grid with 2 axis - Important and Urgent. This is how you treat the four quadrants...
- Important and Urgent / Crisis: Do it now
- Important, Not Urgent / Quality: Schedule for later
- Unimportant but Urgent / Deception: Delegate it
- Unimportant and Not Urgent / Waste: Cancel or defer it
This is a Mental Model to make immediate decisions.