In this app-happy age, it’s possible track all kinds of personal metrics. I like time-tracking, of course, and step-counting. I’ve tried food journaling, which is effective, but not very enjoyable (I prefer happy ignorance). I used to track miles run. My Fitbit sort of does that for me now, but I don’t record runs as something separate from general steps. Some people swear by tracking sleep. I’ve tracked quantity as part of tracking my time, but not quality. Some devices track sleep cycles and all that. You can track productivity metrics too, like email checks per day, screen time, etc.
I’m working on a piece on which metrics give you the most useful insight. So if you track something regularly, what is that? And why? What changes have you made in your life as a result?
In other news: Two Fast Company pieces this week. One on How To Figure Out Your Optimal Work Load, and another on how performance reviews can work in your personal life. Would you ever ask your loved ones for one?