Posts Categorised: Why

The right answer to the wrong question

168 helps you balance how you spend your most precious asset, your time. We live in a culture that is obsessed by measuring and quantifying time spent doing stuff. How long did you sleep last night, how long did you run for etc….But even having all this information at your finger tips does not make sense of what is really happening in your life. These kind of numbers are “what” numbers. They tell one half of the story: what you did in that time but not why you spent your time that way. The goal of 168 is to measure time… Read more »

Can you find your magic number?

168 helps you balance how you spend your most precious asset, your time. Each week we face a new set of challenges and some old ones. We have to focus and spend our time in the best ways we can for a given situation. But what if you knew the magic number of hours to spend each week to make you feel that life was moving in a positive direction? That number might be just 30 minutes a day focused on a thing you really care about. But if you don’t know what your magic number is, it can be hard… Read more »

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 »