Tracking Producing vs Consuming: Form Draft 01

Earlier I wrote about making June into a month of producing, with a corresponding commitment to track where the time is going. Instead of tracking time by task, though, I just want to know if I’m CONSUMING (that is, just taking in stuff) or PRODUCING (actually making or synthesizing something new).

Draft 1

Producing versus Consuming Tracking Form
This form is based on the Emergent Task Timer (ETT), a form that I sometimes use to track time on a task-by-task basis. However, there are some key differences.

  • The ETT tracks multiple tasks over the course of a day. This form tracks whether time goes into consuming, producing, gathering, or maintaining over the course of a week.

  • At the end of the day, there’s a space to draw a mood face. If it’s a good day, then draw a happy face! If it sucked, then draw a frownie. Maybe a “meh” face as a straight line, if it’s been that kind of day.

I drew this from scratch over a couple hours at Starbucks, but already I seem some issues that I’ll want to address later. Most notably is the lack of space for recording context, and the need to actually record a 24-hour track to also catch sleeping schedule.

However, you can download this draft if you’re so-inclined: