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. 

1
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. 
2
Indicate during what time frame you'd like the session to start.
3
Specify for 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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