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There’s so many time wasters – especially when working online or even on the computer. And, Cutting for Business readers regularly email me asking me for help with time management. Today, I’m sharing an awesome resource I stumbled across online called RescueTime.
What Is Rescue Time?
Rescue Time is an online time tracker. It runs in the background on your computer and logs the websites you go to each day. You can then track what you’ve been doing online, set goals for better productivity, and even limit the amount of time spent on certain sites.
What Have I Found Out Using Rescue Time?
I’ve been using rescue time for about 3 weeks, and (not surprisingly) it has shown that I get distracted with social media and shopping sites throughout the day. Honestly, I didn’t need an app to tell me this – BUT I’ve made a conscience effort to stay off social media sites during my daytime working hours. So far, my productivity is increasing a few percentage points every few days. This has led to me finishing work earlier in the day – and less “scatter brain” moments throughout the day because I am not multitasking as much.
How Much Does Rescue Time Cost?
I’m happy to report that there is a free forever plan, as well as a paid plan. Get more information at this link.
Want my recommendation for a great book to read on time management? Click here.
Since Rescue Time is free, I can’t wait to hear about your experience! Tell me in the comments.
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Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.