Reclaim your Time

From 8 January 2021 to 29 January 2021


Feeling overworked, exhausted, stressed out?

The Time Research Institute and the Mauril Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop, two non-profits, are collaborating to offer this affordable time management workshop series focusing on wellbeing, mental health, and meaningful living rather than narrowly focusing on productivity.

4 x 60 minute sessions, Fridays from 11:00am-12:00 (noon) Eastern Time (ET) in January 2021.

Each session covers practical, evidence-based strategies and tools that you can use to be more in control of your time and reduce stress.

Each session comprises about a 40-minute lesson followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.

The lesson is in English, but participants may use French or English in the Q&A.

Pricing – per session

  • Students and citizens/community groups: 10$
  • NGOs and self-employed people: 25$
  • Regular price: 50$

Note: we offer sliding scales for our events :

  1. Recognizing that no work is free;
  2. Wanting to offer fair compensation to our experts, most of whom are self-employed;
  3. As a means to help us develop pertinent tools and training for our members who are dedicated to fighting inequality;
  4. However, we firmly refuse to exclude anyone on the basis of money. If you are not able to pay and would like to attend, please contact us:


Sessions details:

Session 1: Cognitive Offloading. We live in an age of information overload. Many of us receive constant social media notifications and emails. But information consumes our attention. And our attention consumes our time. If we want to find more quality time for ourselves, we need to learn how to better organize our information. This is what cognitive offloading is all about.

Session 2: The Time Map. Schedules, calendars, to-do lists. We all have them. But very often they end up making us even more confused. Drawing on latest science, this session is about how to optimally structure your tasks and your time.

Session 3: Finding Time & Making Time. We all want more time. How can we actually do that? This session covers practical, evidence-based methods to make more time for ourselves while defending our time against intrusions.

Session 4: Intentionality. Time literacy is first and foremost about living a purposeful life. That means being intentional with one’s time. Philosophers and spiritual figures saw argued that a life well-lived is a life made of schedules that reflect our beliefs, values, and philosophy. This session will show you how you can use time in a way that makes your life more meaningful.

Each session comprises about a 40-minute lesson followed by 20 minutes of Q&A (or even longer depending on the audience’s needs).

Brad Aeon, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Time Research Institute. His research on time management has been published in top-tier scientific journals and featured in major media outlets including the Harvard Business Review, BBC News, and the CBC.

See his TEDx Talk on The Philosophy of Time Management here.


Detailed program