Be more productive with RescueTime

What did I do today?… was a question I used to ask myself a lot at night, planning my next day.

As a freelance developer, I’m always looking for new ways to gain more time, especially productive time, so I can have more time with my family

I discovered a neat little tool back in 2015, called RescueTime

RescueTime is a little app you install on your devices, which tracks your activity, don’t worry, its safe!

For example, you can see what you are doing each day, this is good and bad. LOL

Here is an example of a good day, productive day:
RescueTime Productive Day

And a bad day, distracted day:
RescueTime Distracted Day

My metric is the productivity pulse each day, I try and keep it above 80%, mostly due to the Pareto principle (80/20 rule)

This tool is mostly for your self, and should not be used as a punishment toll for employees or family members.

Combing this with Apple’s Screen time, a person can get a clear understanding of where your online time goes each day.

I originally did this post on LinkedIn, and though it might be a good start to my own personal blog to kickoff 2019, and start exploring this “blogging” thing :)

Cheers!

Jacques Leemans