How to automate a FocusTime session

You can automatically start a FocusTime session by creating an alert. Alerts can be created by clicking the Tools icon and selecting Goals & Alerts from the menu. Make sure you click on the Alerts & Notifications tab at the top of the page. 

To get started you'll need to add a few conditions so RescueTime knows exactly when to block distractions. 

Determine when you want the alert to trigger. It can be based on the time spent on a specific category, activity or a productivity score. 
Indicate during what time frame you'd like the session to start.
Specify how long you want to block your distractions by choosing one of the options from the drop-down menu.

In the example above, the FocusTime session will start after one hour of distracting time Monday through Friday at any time between 6 AM and 8 PM. The session will last one hour. 

Some examples:

Create your own FocusTime alert

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