What's the difference between a Focus Session and Focus Work?
What's a Focus Session*?
A Focus Session is a period of time you choose to dedicate to Focus Work on your computer. Focus Sessions can be as long–or as short–as you'd like. Clicking on the Focus button in your Assistant will take you to optional Focus Session prep + warmups, and then off you go. You'll be able to enter in what you'll be working on during a Focus Session, choose your focus time, and join other Focus Buddies through Workfrom.
During a Focus Session, websites and desktop apps you've ranked as Personal Activities are blocked. Activities that you've scored as Focus Work will count toward your Focus Work goal during a Focus Session. You can find details about Focus Sessions here.
Your Focus Sessions Goal Report will show your average Focus Session compared with an average work hour. It will also show how much Focus Work and Other Work you've completed, as well as your average number of shifts to distractions (Personal Activities) and communication.
What's Focus Work?
Focus Work includes activities that are high-impact and mentally demanding—work that typically requires long stretches of uninterrupted focus. Focus Work is determined by the activities you ranked as Focus Work on your Activities page or by our default settings.
Your Focus Work activities will count toward your Focus Work goal and be shown in your Focus Work Goal Report and Assistant as a progress bar.
* RescueTime Premium features only