Posts Categorised: Mindful

The practice of reflection in an automated world

168 helps you balance how you spend your most precious asset, your time. When we first came up with the idea for 168, we realized that much of people’s lives are stored in their online calendars. Hence, our first few concepts were all about importing activities from these calendars and automatically tracking them through 168. It made perfect logical sense. Yet, as we explored the concept further, something became apparent to us; the act of tracking your time and the experience of inputting each event and deciding which focus should be ascribed to it (Tasks, Health or Creative) creates a small… Read more »

Mindfulness : Creating a space to reflect

168 helps you balance how you spend your most precious asset, your time. The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.  – B Russell When it comes to money people have all sorts of ways of being mindful about how they spend it. But when it comes to time, which is in many ways a more precious asset, there are very few ways to see and reflect on how we spend it. The very act of tracking how you spend your time and reflecting on its precious nature provides you with a valuable piece of knowledge about… Read more »

Focus : The why not the what

168 helps you balance how you spend your most precious asset, your time. Every time you enter an activity into 168, you are asked to identify its focus (Tasks, Creative or Health). The focus types are broad and open to your own interpretation of what happened and how your spent your time. You determine what falls into these focus types for your own life. Identifying the focus of an activity lets you take a step back from what you did and ask why you spent the time in the way that you did. Seeing your whole week broken down by “focus”,… Read more »

Downtime and the time you don’t track

“The primary indication, to my thinking, of a well-ordered mind is a man’s ability to remain in one place and linger in his own company.” – Seneca 168 helps you balance how you spend your most precious asset, your time. Sometimes it is just as valuable to know how much time you spent doing nothing each week, as how “productive” you were. Doing nothing is not nothing – its just time that is hard to quantify : time spent thinking about a new project while walking through the park, or building a toy train track with your daughter. These are not… Read more »