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What you achieve by tracking productivity and how to do it

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Why measure productivity?

You’ll find out:

  • how much time you spend working and procrastinating
  • which days of the week are the most productive for you
  • change your habits to be more efficient and find your perfect schedule

What is also great, you’ll see all your data on graphs in the app and will be able to find correlations to see how your productivity is affected by stress and energy scores along with other parameters. Maybe it is working out in the morning that makes your productivity spike? Or is it 8 hours of sleep or cutting down on coffee?

How to track productivity?

Productivity is probably the one factor our users are most interested in, but it’s fairly difficult to track. For example, the number of lines of code a programmer writes doesn’t say much about the quality of their work. And the number of meetings a manager takes aren’t a good proxy for measuring how much actually gets done.

There are two options you can use to track your productivity:

1. Set up Favorite places in the app to analyze how much time you spend in the office. You can find instructions here.
2. Download RescueTime on your work computer.

RescueTime is a great tool that will help you figure out what you did during the day and how much time you spent procrastinating instead of working.

The app analyzes which programs you use and the websites you visit in order to calculate your productivity score and gives you a detailed report every week. Social networks and YouTube are automatically categorized as “unproductive,” while Google Docs and Excel count as work. But you can change the settings if you do something like social media management. Sometimes just knowing how much time you’re spending chatting or scrolling through your Facebook feed is enough to boost your productivity.

Welltory Team, 23 Dec. 2021

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