Stop Watching The Clock, Thanks To Instant Boss

Watching the clock is one of the biggest perils of the unstructured life. Being self employed means that if I'm not watching the clock to keep track of my work hours and my breaks, nobody will be. So, that leaves me with two choices. Either I spend the day carefully watching the clock to try and keep some kind of work/life balance, or I close my eyes and hope for the best. Most freelancers, self employed people, and knowledge workers who have the freedom to structure their own time get stuck in one of these two scenarios.

The tidy new program called "Instant Boss" (free to download here) is a useful tool that takes on some of the clock watching duties for you so that you can focus on your work. It's a simple alarm that monitors your work minutes and break minutes and alerts you when it is time to switch. I like to set mine for 50 minutes of work and 10 minutes of break-- that seems to be the schedule that gives me the most stamina-- but everyone has their own ideal rhythm. No matter what yours is, you can set Instant Boss to send alerts as often as you want. It's a nice way to help boost your focus on the task at hand, so that you can forget about watching the clock and put your attention onto finding ways to make more money.


App said...

Thank you for the great review of my program. I really appreciate it.

I am glad to hear you find it useful.

Hueina Su said...

Hi Wanda:

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing this useful time management tool. I really appreciate it!

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