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The goal of this doc is to help you managing all the tasks that takes time and money (for Knowledge management I recommend Obsidian and Zotero). It is divided in four sections:
You can start with just one of the sections and then moving forward with the other sections once you feel confortable.
Note on pricing
This template was designed to be as “automation efficient” as possible. You only have 3 automations: one time based and two event based. That means that you can use this template with a Free pricing plan without problems until you reach the 1000 rows database limit. Once you hit that limit, you will have to work in a new template or subscribe to the Pro pricing plan (see
Given notice,I highly recommend you get a Pro pricing plan once you reach the database limit, or from the beginning if you want to keep your Google Calendar synced. That way you can have all your data in one place. As a tip, Coda has a generous referral program. You can invite your friends and family to Coda to get referral credit and save some money.
How to use this document
Use each section one by one until you feel confortable enough to add and manage all of them. A starting guide for each section is provided in the
The annual, biannual and quarterly tasks are triggered every end of the current period and fill the tasks for the next period. If you have some recurring tasks upcoming in the current period, you will have to add them manually with the button “Add a new task” in the
The biweekly and weekly tasks are triggered every end of month and fill the tasks for the next month. If you have some recurring tasks upcoming in the current month, you will have to add them manually with the button “Add a new task” in the
The daily tasks are triggered every end of week and fill the tasks for the next week. If you have some recurring tasks upcoming in the current week, you will have to add them manually with the button “Add a new task” in the
are not synced with your Google Calendar. If you want to make changes in both places, you will have to do it manually. This doc was designed to be “Vanilla Coda”, so that it works as a foundation, and you can add the packs that you need.
When you start tracking your time
Fill the “Start tracking your time” section in the
Now you will be able to track an item’s active and idle time, and also know how many times you get interrupted when you are working on an item. This data can help you establishing the best hours for “Deep work” sessions and deciding what to do with idle tasks.
Event-based habits: These are the habits that needs to happen a number of times a day. It doesn’t matter how much time they took as long as they happen. Some examples would be “brushing my teeth at least 3 times a day”, “Wake up 6 am” (1 time a day), “Walk the dog” (1 time a day).
Time-based habits: These need that you schedule some time in your day to fulfill them. Examples would be “Studying 60+ min a day”, “Workout 30+ min a day”, “Play with my children 60+ min a day”.
You can establish how many times a week you want to accomplish your habits. The report will take this into account to show your performance in a timeframe.
At the beginning, you can check directly the habit fulfilled in the
one. Now, instead of a checkbox, you have a button. Push the button every time you want to log the event (for example, waking up 6 am) or the time you spent on a habit. A modal window will appear asking you to fill the start and end time of the task.
The best part of it is that an automation takes charge to calculate your daily progress and it will tell you how much is left to complete the goal.
You might want to add the time it took to fulfill an event-based habit. For example, maybe you have “Journaling” or “Planning next day” habits, and each of them took you 15 or more minutes; and perhaps you wish to know how much time a day you spent fulfilling your habits. That’s why the time modal window will appear, no matter if it is a time-based or an event-based habit.
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