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Energy level

Ability to track energy level in a similar manner to mood.

Check out custom tracking for an example of how to track energy, tiredness, stress etc. without waiting for this feature: https://exist.io/blog/introducing-custom-tracking/

252 votes

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Created 19 December 2015 by Belle Cooper

Moved into Suggestions 23 October 2016

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    I would absolutely love this

    26 January 2017
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    Multiple entries per day would be ideal.

    03 March 2017
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    yes, like mood, tracking energy levels and putting that against other factors in Exist would be amazing.

    19 June 2017
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    I never know what to write down as my mood. Breaking it up might help to get more meaningful data.

    19 July 2017
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    This would be great

    11 August 2017
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    While you’re waiting, you can already track related qualitative measures like “low energy”, “tired”, “stressed” etc with new custom tracking: https://exist.io/blog/introducing-custom-tracking/

    12 August 2017
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    The main problem with energy levels is that they are hourly, instead of daily, and that would mean a different type of way to register.

    I have more energy in the morning, a slump in energy after lunch, and a spike right before dinner

    06 December 2017
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    Very True. I really wish Exist allowed for hourly entries. I’m sure that would require a lot of changes. However, I think that if they allow users to enter hourly measurements and simply average out the multiple entries that would result in a more accurate energy level measurement. Please implement

    07 December 2017
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    We’re not looking to make these large architectural changes any time soon. Users overwhelmingly voted against this option in the survey.

    07 December 2017
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    Trying to understand what determines my different levels of energy in the evening is a key thing I am using Exist for. Using the custom tags only allows two states (‘tired’ tag and no tag), whereas having different energy levels would enable it to be more sophisticated - I have at least three different levels.

    12 June 2018
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    I think there’s a feature suggestion for assigning a metric to a tag (for medication dosage) which would give us a scale to work with for energy.

    I would definitely like a way to track energy as I’m pretty sure it has a complex relationship to many things that I would like to suss out.

    05 September 2018
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    Right, if we did get to manual tracking first, you could use that for energy level rather than it being a separate feature.

    06 September 2018
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    This would be super-useful for me. Right now what I’m most interested in tracking for myself is the combo of mood+energy, 3x day. I’ll have to hack it via custom tags for now but it sure would be nice to have it baked in.

    09 September 2018
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    If you currently track energy level using some other means, I’d like your feedback! In the forum I’m looking for feedback on where you track it and using what scale.

    04 June
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    I got very few responses about how you’re all tracking energy level currently, so interestingly it seems like this is mostly an aspirational suggestion (“sounds like a good idea”) rather than something you’ve already confirmed a need for.

    13 June
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    Yes, that’s what I was trying to say — seems like it’s not something that people are already doing, just something they feel they’d like to start doing. Given you already track it sometimes, I’d love to hear how and where in the related forum thread :)

    14 June
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    Definitely second this. The various meds I take and foods I eat have a strong effect on my energy levels, and being able to track several times a day would be very helpful.

    04 July
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    OK, so here’s how I track my energy levels. For the last 6 months I’ve been tracking AM and PM levels using a 3-point scale (good, ok, low), but in the last couple of weeks I’ve gone to checking in several times a day on a 10-point scale. I do the same with moods and with my overwhelm levels (I’m on the autism spectrum with sensory processing issues, so overwhelm levels are a factor for me). If you need more information, feel free to email me directly.

    04 July
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    Thanks, I’ve put this into the forum where I’ve been collecting feedback.

    05 July
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    I would like this, but this + medication tracking + many of the other suggestions are already incorporated in the single-developer, very cheap app ‘Everyday.’ Think there’s a partnership there instead? Streaks does the same ..

    Sunday
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    This suggestion, along with medication tracking, will be made possible by the introduction of manual tracking in 2020.

    Monday