I’m one of those people who loves data. My first favorite job was as a database Administrator at Guardian Life Insurance in New York in my late twenties. I loved being able to manipulate data to find actionable information.
I’m no different in my own life. Who doesn’t have a Fitbit or other health device strapped on some part of the body? The thing is, how do we make that information actionable?
I’ve been using RescueTime for 2 years now. I KNOW when I’m most productive, I KNOW where I really spend my time.
During the pandemic I was diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder. I’ve also lived with chronic insomnia since I was a kid. So between manic incidents with bipolar disorder and being awake with chronic insomnia at times, I wanted to know exactly what it was I was doing when I’m “thinking” I’m busy.
Well, I have the receipts, as Wendy Williams would say!
I was stressing to get my website content into play and now when I say, I spent DAYS working on it, I know I did. You can’t argue with the data.
Having RescueTime has helped me navigate my most productive hours, and it halts me when I am being distracted by sites like… well, social media platforms that I shouldn’t be on when I’m focusing.
I consider RescueTime a cost of living application. I can’t see not using it at any point any time soon. It’s valuable information for me to be my most productive professional self.
Tip for consumers
If you’ve never tracked your time or progress before with another application, your first time setup instructions may be daunting. Don’t worry! It’s easy to set up and once you do it, RescueTime intuitively knows what sites are your productive sites and which ones help you slack off.