Sam Beil

Time tracking

I track my work time. For myself. To be intentional about when I work and when I don’t work. And to not work too much.

If someone had told me 4 years ago that I would be voluntarily tracking my time now, I wouldn’t have believed it.

I remember tracking my time at work in the past. For years, I perceived it as something negative. Until I got more experienced with time tracking, until it became a choice (not a requirement), and until I had the space to consider whether time tracking could be of value to me personally.

For some time now, I’ve been tracking my work time on my own terms:

I pick the tool. I use the free version of Harvest. I’ve tried other tools, such as Timery for Toggl, but Harvest seems to meet my straightforward needs best.

I don’t share how much I work with anyone. This is information for me. This is my feedback loop.

January 13, 2024

Tags: time, tracking, harvest, toggl, timery