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    Quantified Self Toronto #3: Sacha Chua - Tracking time, groceries, prices, etc. Quantified Self Toronto #3: Sacha Chua - Tracking time, groceries, prices, etc. Presentation Transcript

    • Quantified Self Toronto:Tracking time, groceries, prices, and other things
      Sacha Chua (http://sachachua.com)
      Tracking:
      What do I spend time on? Is it in line with my priorities?
      How do I want to change how I work?
      How much do the supermarkets differ? (Quite a bit.)
      Is it worth ordering groceries online? (Not really, for me.)
      What’s our typical grocery budget? $200-300 (regular), $500 (holiday) / month
      How much do we spend on different items?
      How often do we buy things?
      Is it worth switching to, say, lactose drops instead of lactose-free milk?
      How can we change our patterns?
      Future:
      What happens if I shift my time away from reading and writing to focus on drawing and meeting people? What’s a good balance point?
      How do my energy, happiness, and productivity vary day to day? What factors influence those? How can I stack the deck?
      What am I learning, and how can I share that with others?
    • Time tracking:What do I spend time on? Is it in line with my priorities?How do I want to change how I work?
      I think I’ll spend less time writing and more time on other projects.
    • Price book:How much do the supermarkets differ? (Quite a bit.)Is it worth ordering groceries online? (Not really, for me.)
    • Groceries:What’s our typical grocery budget? $200-300 (regular), $500 (holiday) / monthHow much do we spend on different items? How often do we buy things?
      Is it worth switching to, say, lactose drops instead of lactose-free milk?
      How can we change our patterns?
    • Tools
      Sacha Chua
      Android: Time Recording, Walttend (pedometer)
      A spreadsheet for keeping track of grocery stuff
      My blog for sharing notes (http://sachachua.com/blog/category/weekly)
    • Next questions to explore
      What happens if I shift my time away from reading and writing to focus on drawing and meeting people? What’s a good balance point?
      How do my energy, happiness, and productivity vary day to day? What factors influence those? How can I stack the deck?
      What am I learning, and how can I share that with others?
      Sacha Chua, http://sachachua.com