Time and Stress Management



This course is part of the Success Skills and Self-improvement Specialization!

Time Management is one of the most basic skills that any person needs to possess nowadays. How can you have better time management skills? This course helps the learner to have a better understanding of principles of time management and be in control of life events, to increase productivity and achieve well-being in life. Additionally, the course offers skills and competencies to overcome time wasters and guidelines to do the most important things, hence experiencing a true sense of achievement, whether in school at work, or in life generally.

Challenge yourself and change your bad time management habits into habits that can advance your career, and distinguish you in your circle. Time should never be your enemy but a tool that you can harness to increase your productivity. Productivity in turn can boost your sense of accomplishment and open new doors for you to conquer new unbeaten paths.

The course comprises the following topics that will be discussed in 4 weeks. Dr. Suhail has prepared each topic carefully to include practical exercises that will make changing your time management habits a piece of cake!

– Time management: definition, importance of time & productivity

– Sense of urgency & the value of moving now

– Effective planning

– Prioritizing & using the daily schedule effectively

– Defining obstacles to productivity & dealing radically with them

– Stress management & reaching well-being in life

What you’ll learn

  • How to decrease chaos in your life & enhance control over life events.
  • How to elevate the sense of urgency & stop procrastination.
  • How to increase productivity & levels of performance.
  • How to achieve the most important things in life through proper prioritizing.
  • The importance of freeing ourselves to do what we like most.
  • How to overcome time wasters & obstacles of productivity.
  • How to manage stress in our lives & control tension that obstructs our well-being.


Week One: Principles in Time Management, Life, and the Sense of Urgency

Week Two: Planning and Prioritizing

Week Three: Time Management Obstacles and Overcoming Them

Week Four: Stress Management and Controlling Tension

About Edraak

Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, edX, to create the first non-profit Arabic MOOC platform. The new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.

First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses – developed by QRF – to further enrich Arab education. Through its partnership with edX, the platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX, MITX, and UC BerkelyX. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.

Second, QRF envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.

Finally, QRF believes that the platform will enable the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world. Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history. This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.

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