Experiment — "Being Intentional With Your Time"

This is for anyone looking to reclaim control over their time, reduce distractions, and focus on deep work.

Expected Potential Benefits:

  • Unlock up to an hour and a half of productive time daily
  • Increase focus and reduce time wasted on distractions
  • Enhance feelings of control over one’s schedule

How We Will Measure It:

  • Amount of intentional time per day and week
  • Qualitative feedback on focus and productivity levels
  • Daily tracking of time saved from reduced distractions

Potential Downsides:

  • Initial resistance to setting time limits
  • Extra effort in planning and setting timers

What you will do:

  1. Before starting an activity, ask yourself how much time you want to spend on it.
  2. Use the built-in desktop app or hardware timer to track your time.
  3. Set shorter times for distractions (5-10 minutes) and longer periods for deep work (45 minutes or more).
  4. Review your daily progress and adjust as needed.
  5. We recommend starting with a goal of 1-2 hours of intentional time per day, moving up to 4 hours per day when you become expert at being intentional with your time.

How we will help you:

  • Help you set and track your goal, and then checkin with you on a weekly basis (by email)
  • Download the desktop app and use our built-in timer to track your time (and focus)
  • This will track the amount of intentional time you spend each day and week.
  • If you prefer something physical and tactile, you can consider using our Flow Timebox.

How to get started

  1. Sign up or sign in (if you already have an account)
  2. Choose the “Intentional Time Management” experiment
  3. Set your goals and the process you will use
  4. Go!