Technology and changes to workplace culture have fragmented our days. Instead of long periods of time to focus on our most important work we end up spending all day jumping between tasks, to-dos, emails, meetings, calls, and distractions.
Instead of being productive, we’re just busy. And it’s making us stressed, frustrated, and burnt out.
But you don’t have to feel this way.
With a few small changes to your daily habits and routines, you can take back control of your day, save hours of wasted time, and rebuild your focus and attention.
The RescueTime Productivity Challenge is the antidote to your fractured days.
If you want to lose weight you track your eating. If you want to save money you track your spending. If you want to be more productive you track your time.
We created The RescueTime Productivity Challenge specifically to take advantage of RescueTime’s award-winning time management and productivity toolset.
Over the past decade, millions of people have used RescueTime to understand how they spend their time and find ways to be more productive. Our tools have been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and Fast Company, and used by researchers at MIT, Cornell, Stanford, and more.
Each week, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions on how to use RescueTime to put your lessons to practice, track your progress, and use personal data to track your time, block distractions, stay accountable to your goals, and make real progress towards becoming more productive.
The RescueTime Productivity Challenge is designed for the busy professional who needs results now.
Each weekly lesson pairs scientifically proven theories with practical strategies, personalized data and reports, and tools to actively change your habits and see real progress.
In just 10–20-minutes a week, you’ll completely transform the way you work and save hours of time.
The course is structured on a weekly basis to allow time to gather data and insights for later lessons.
However, once a lesson is live you have access to it forever and can complete it at your own pace.
Welcome to the course
Start your time audit
Learn how to utilize personal data and set up RescueTime
The 3 cognitive biases that are killing your productivity
Finishing your time audit
Creating an action plan and staying accountable to your new goals
Find your most productive hours each day
Time blocking: How to build your optimal daily schedule
How to prioritize and protect time for deep work
The 3-step process for building any habit
Keystone habit 1: Master your morning routine
Keystone habit 2: Reducing multitasking & context switching
Keystone habit 3: Create a wind-down ritual and recover from the day
Internal vs. external distractions (and how to get rid of them)
Master your email and communication time
How to remove external distractions from your work environment
Custom report based on your real results over the past month
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for being productive.
This course is for you if you: