Managing your time can be a tricky task when you don’t pay attention to the clock and find yourself working well past quitting time. Luckily, there’s RescueTime, which monitors how much time you spend browsing certain websites and using certain programs, and once you see how inefficiently you might have used your time, you can use that data to reclaim your day. We chatted with Robby Macdonell, the creator of RescueTime, to learn how it came to be.
A year ago I sat in bed late at night, wide awake. I was tired but unable to sleep. I sighed out loud, “I am never going to get this done in time!” I was hyperventilating. The good news? A publisher had just agreed to publish my first solo book. The bad news? Now I needed to write it. As Dorothy Parker is credited with having said, “I hate to write. I love having written.” I can relate.