Thanks for your interest Dave! I’ve been using rTracker (iPhone app) to track the following: mood, productivity, energy level, focus, social interaction, percentage of time doing for others vs. for myself. I measure 3 times a day: at noon, 6 PM and 11 PM (so I basically have a morning, afternoon and evening measurement). Once a week, I dump the data to Excel where I have been building and playing with the history. Now I know that I tend to be most productive and focused on Mondays, with declining productivity as the week goes on. Armed with that knowledge, I can be more mindful of losing focus as the week goes on, and try to counteract it.
One of the things I’ve noticed is that I’ve gotten better at applying a consistent thought process to assessing these obviously subjective factors. For example, when rating my productivity, I basically rate an activity as productive if it contributes towards an explicitly stated objective I have. With regards to mood, I quickly take inventory on how positive/negative I am feeling without thinking about it.
Also just started to use a Fitbit Flex and track calories on MyFitnessPal. Just about 2 weeks in on that, so not much history to play with, but I look forward to merging this in with the rTracker stuff.
I really like data.