Personal Productivity and Time Management

This course is for anyone and everyone who has too much “on their plate,” and needs a few tried and true strategies on how to make it all manageable. In current times, many of us are trying to successfully manage projects at work, household chores, children’s activities (homeschooling during the pandemic), walking the dog, and being friendly to our neighbors all at the same time. But the increasing anxiety over not having enough time in our day can lead to unhealthy levels of stress, lack of sleep, less energy, and potentially illness. It is important to learn how to invest in yourself and prioritize your activities so that you can alleviate anxiety, work smarter, and create time for people and other passions in our lives.

“Personal Productivity” and “Time Management” sound like professional development courses for more efficiency at work and for our teams on the job. The truth is that we have to learn to strategize how we use our time so that we can work less and still succeed in all areas of our lives. This also includes self-care, healthy habits, both physically and emotionally.

Do you ruminate at night about everything you need to do? Do you procrastinate? Do you find it hard to have enough energy to get everything done? Are there projects sitting on your desk that feel too complex and take too much brainpower for you to get started on them? Are you simply exhausted? Are you overwhelmed each day and have trouble concentrating? Do you find yourself under so much stress that it actually erodes your mental health some days?

From my perspective, most people are feeling this way in our current environment. As I put this course together, we were in the middle of the pandemic and working parents were finding themselves in an impossible situation: working (from home or on the job) with kids at home who needed direction in e-learning, with extreme limits on resources for child care or support, outlets for our children to play, all while managing our home with cooked meals, cleaning, and chores. Many also experienced new financial pressures. Added to the daily grind might be applying for small business loans, applying for unemployment, prioritizing bills, etc.