Course Content
Understanding Time Management
This module serves as an introduction to the fundamental concepts of time management. Participants will gain a clear understanding of what time management is, why it is crucial, and the potential consequences of poor time management.
Setting clear goals
Setting clear goals is essential for personal and professional growth. In this module, you'll learn why goal setting matters, how to create SMART goals, and the distinction between long-term and short-term goals.
Prioritizing Tasks
Prioritizing tasks is the practice of organizing your to-do list based on their importance and urgency. This crucial skill ensures that you tackle the most critical items first, maximizing your productivity and achieving your goals efficiently.
Creating a daily schedule
The "Creating a Daily Schedule" module focuses on the practical aspects of time management. In this module, we will explore essential techniques for structuring your day effectively. By learning about time blocking, creating to-do lists, and allocating time for specific tasks, you will gain valuable skills to enhance your productivity and organization
Time Management Tools and Techniques
Time management apps and tools are digital solutions that aid in task organization, priority setting, and optimizing time. They offer features like scheduling, goal tracking, and productivity analysis to enhance efficiency and goal achievement. This module introduces these tools and how to use them effectively for improved time management.
Managing Stress and Burnout
Stress and burnout are common challenges in our fast-paced, demanding world. This module explores strategies for managing stress effectively and preventing burnout. By understanding the causes and symptoms of stress and adopting proven coping techniques, you can maintain your well-being and thrive in both personal and professional life.
Course reflection and Assessment
Objective: To reflect on the learning journey throughout the course, assess knowledge retention, and apply time management skills to a final assignment.
A Basic Time Management Course
About Lesson

Allocating time for specific tasks is a fundamental aspect of effective time management. Developing the skill of estimating task duration takes practice and experience.

How to improve your ability to estimate how much time each task will take to complete:

  1. Break Tasks Into Smaller Steps: Complex tasks often consist of several smaller sub-tasks. Break them down into these smaller steps, and estimate the time required for each sub-task. Then, sum the times to get an overall estimate.

  2. Refer to Past Experience: Reflect on similar tasks you’ve completed in the past. How long did they take? Past experiences can provide valuable insights into estimating future tasks.

  3. Use the “Two-Times” Rule: When you have a rough estimate, consider doubling it. This accounts for unexpected delays, interruptions, and any potential complications that may arise.

  4. Consider Task Complexity: Evaluate the complexity of the task, the number of steps involved, and any specialized skills required.

  5. Factor in Interruptions: In a typical workday, interruptions are common. Consider how often you’re interrupted and how long it typically takes to regain focus after an interruption.

  6. Use Time Tracking: Track the time it takes to complete tasks over a period.

  7. Consult Others: If you’re uncertain about the time required for a specific task, seek input from colleagues or experts who have experience with similar tasks.

  8. Test and Adjust: Make your best estimate, and then track the actual time it takes to complete the task. Afterward, adjust your future estimates based on this real data.

  9. Consider Your Own Work Habits: Be aware of your own work habits.  Adjust your estimates accordingly.

  10. Use Tools: Some time management and task-tracking apps provide tools for estimating and tracking task duration. Consider using these tools to refine your estimation skills.

Remember that estimation is not an exact science, and there will always be some variability. Over time, with practice and reflection, you can become more accurate in estimating how much time each task will take to complete.



Scenario: You have a list of five tasks. Estimate how much time each task will take to complete.

  1. Task: Write a 500-word essay.
  2. Task: Prepare a 10-minute presentation.
  3. Task: Complete a 30-minute workout.
  4. Task: Read a 20-page chapter in a book.
  5. Task: Clean and organize your workspace.


  • Estimate the time required for each task in minutes or hours.
  • Write down your estimates.
  • Reflect on the factors influencing your estimations
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