Yesterday, I did my work from home on an Internet-connected computer.
Before I began my work yesterday, I enabled the “Screen Record” function of the computer’s Quicktime app.
I took the resulting 1-hour-and-9-minute screen recording and sped it up, resulting in a 30 second video.
So, that was a fun experiment in recording myself as I do various visual-computing tasks.
Today, I began more work of a similar nature.
Almost immediately, I was distracted by trying to find the right YouTube video to play in the background while I work.
I decided on Spotify and then did some more photoshop work.
I then got the idea to record my screen again, because I realized I was being kept honest by the idea of observation via screen recording.
I was being kept honest and on-task because I knew I’d eventually have to review my own actions when I reviewed the screen-recording video.
If I dawdled while I worked, that would mean a longer screen-recording video would be recorded, and that would mean more future work for me, to have to edit the footage later.
The point is:
Start recording yourself while working.
See what happens. 🙂
P.S. Immediately before posting this, I had turned on Quicktime’s “Screen Recording” feature.
I intended to post the screen-recording video of my writing this post, at the end of this post.
Turns out I hadn’t turned on the screen-recording feature after all.
I was kept honest and on-task, for no reason.