I use the Task Timer tool to capture the thoughts associated with and actual duration of frequent tasks I perform. The best thing about this tool is that it lets me capture what actually happened as well as the actual time of the event for future reference. The Overview and Example are intended to provide guidance as to how I use this tool.
To Add an Item:
Android: Either tap the “+” icon at the bottom of the page, or press your phone’s menu button and select “Add” from the pop-up menu.
iPhone: Tap the “Add” button.
Enter a title for item. Press the save icon when done. You’ll be sent to an entry for what you plan to accomplish.
Enter what you plan to accomplish and any associated distortions. Press the save icon when done. You’ll be back at the main page, with the drop down menu set to this newest entry.
Tap the predicted time box and enter the amount of time you think the task will take.
When you are ready to start the activity, press the start button (the button text will toggle to “stop”).
You do not need to stay on the Task Timer page while working. You can exit Mood Sentry if you like.
When you have completed the task, navigate back to the task timer page (if needed), select the entry for the just completed task, and press the stop button (button text will toggle to “Start”).
The actual time will be computed and displayed in the “Actual Time” box.
Either tap the Customize button on the “I actually accomplished” box or double tap in that text field to record what actually happened. Select “save” when done.