I finally decided to give time tracking/management apps a try.
For some time I have been using RescueTime on my PC,Laptop, tablet and phone and it is not bad, although I haven’t felt much use of it.
Today I downloaded Swipetimes and aTimeLogger. So far both have features that seem promising. The first one has inbuilt statistics while the second one provide you with the ability to set time goals for the various activities.
What does academic research have to say about time management? After a quick Google Scholar search revealed the following:
1. The review demonstrates that time management behaviours relate positively to perceived control of time, job satisfaction, and health, and negatively to stress. The relationship with work and academic performance is not clear. Time management training seems to enhance time management skills, but this does not automatically transfer to better performance
2. A shortish, but seemingly useful e-book.
This is all for now, I will add more as the experiment continues and I get more personal data.
While I was setting up some new Google Alerts strings for Google scholar, I found out that there is another site whose usefulness was unknown to me:
A few clicks later I stumble across an interesting medical device by a Silicon Valley company NeuroPace.
There is still ongoing research in various academic centres, but it does sound promising.
Goodbye, for now, I am returning to scouring the internet. Have a nice evening.