I advocate Urgent and Important Matrix (link: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91.htm)
We often distract ourselves with useless activities.
Or we end up doing everything in a hurry either with a false sense of urgency or yielding to other demands.
What is really needed is doing important things the right time. Every one has roles and tasks cut out on earth. If we do the right thing at the right time, we will lead a satisfied life for sure.