3.6 Time Chunking

Course Overview

Most people would like to increase their productivity. We start each day with good intentions and a to-do list, but more often than not, we end the day having done few – if any – of the things we planned yet, we were busy all day! Where does the time go?

You may have a to-do list, but chances are it’s just a list of things you want to get to “sometime today.” Then interruptions, competing priorities, and emergencies pop up and “sometime today” gets pushed back to “after lunch,” or “before I leave,” and eventually “maybe tomorrow.”

The best way to get something done is to set aside a specific time to do it. One of the most popular methods of doing this is called time chunking.

Introductory Video

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this course, you will understand the following: 

  • The benefits of time chunking 
  • Three efficient methods for allocating times to different tasks 
  • Using the pomodoro technique as an effective time chunking tool 
  • Good ways of handling interruptions 
  • How timeboxing is different from time chunking  

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version. 

Time Chunking Study Guide – Plain

Time Chunking Study Guide – Fillable