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

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

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

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