Problem Statement / Motivation
When I have unplanned free time, I tend to engage in very low value activities. Therefore I need to:
Reducing super low value activities with medium value ones
Examples of low value activities: Random video game session, youtube session, Movie/TV summary session
Example of medium value activities: Reading session, exercising session, project session
Wasting 10 hours a week, assumed hourly wages 30,
It is same as wasting: 10 * 4 (a month) * 30 = 1200 a month
track if every hour I am pushing my limits and beyond.
I created a service
Overwatcher that checks if I have plans for any given hour, by checking if the corresponding google spreadsheet cell is empty.
If I don’t make a plan, it will send me a text message reminder.
See below image, the green means the hour I made plan, red means I don’t have plan for the hour. I also need to record the productivity of each hour, from 1 to 5.
- time completely wasted
- most of the hour is wasted
- I tried to work but being distracted
- mostly focused
- push the limit of my productivityW
At the beginning of the next day, I will also get a text message reporting:
1. # of hours that I recorded productivity
2. # of hours have less than sub-standard (< 3) productivities