Skip to content

1. Introduction to Manage Your Time with Google Sheets

Playback Speed:

Taking care of schoolwork, chores, sports, and your social life all at the same time can be a real challenge.

In this lesson, you will create a spreadsheet that shows how long you spend on your activities, from homework to hobbies.

Then, you’ll use the information from the sheet to make decisions about how you spend your time.

Managing your time is a useful skill for planning your day and making sure you complete all your responsibilities.

Spreadsheets can help you track time and organize other information, like goals, habits, or data.

Tracking your time in a spreadsheet can show you which tasks are taking too much time, and which activities you need to spend more time on.

By helping you see patterns in how long you spend on each task or activity, a spreadsheet can help you build in time to study, get better at a new skill and make time for your friends!

As you complete this lesson, you will: Create a new spreadsheet List your activities Calculate how long you spend on each activity, and Figure out how much extra time you have.

This lesson uses Google Sheets, but you could apply these skills and concepts using any spreadsheet application.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

To begin, open your Google Drive.

Create a new blank spreadsheet and rename it.

Then, move on to the next video to make a list of how you spend your time.

Now, it’s your turn: Create a new, blank spreadsheet, and And give it a title.


  1. Create a new, blank spreadsheet.
  2. Give it a title.