4 months, 1 week ago josefinestalParticipant
I’m very flexible in my work when it comes to when I work during the day, as long as I work my 40 hrs a week. I’m looking for a flexible way for me to ensure that I work those hours through time blocking. It’s not uncommon for me to work more one day and less the other due to other tasks that needs to prioritized that specific day. What I want is to make sure I work my hours without having to manually keeping track on them.
My thought was to use sidelined events/tasks which enables my specific work tasks to be scheduled along side, but that also can be split and scheduled into shorter blocks depending on the day according to a time map. However, I can’t create an event(which can be sidelined) without giving it a specific start and end time (I want it to be scheduled/split into blocks when needed). Neither can I sideline a task which would be automatically scheduled.
Is there another way of doing this that I have missed or not thought of? Or would it be possible to add the functionality of sidelining a task?
Josefine4 months, 1 week ago SethParticipant
I couldn’t exactly follow you on how you intended to use sideline events to help you create this flexibility. But, here are my thoughts anyway. I reckon you can’t predict your week ahead of time. In other words, you won’t be able to define which days you’ll be able to spend the full day on your work and which days you can’t. So, you’ll to have to see how your day unfolds. Right? Otherwise, you could set the right Time Maps.
With the current version of SkedPal, you’ll need to tweak your Time Maps at the end of each day to plan the rest of your week. This isn’t ideal and we’re improving this in the next version. See this thread here.
Just a word of caution in case you tend to procrastinate and that’s why some days you want to work less. Setting a routine schedule is proved to be a lot more productive. If you push yourself to a set plan to start and stop working, your mind will face much less friction to get into the flow.
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