During a Focusmate session, you simply meet your accountability partner, declare your intentions, and then get to work!
Nicely greet your partner
Spend 10-30 seconds describing the project you're working on, and the specific tasks/components you'll work on during the session
Write each task down in the chat area
Declare when you're starting a new task, using the chat feature (if helpful to you)
Be specific when defining your tasks
Let your partner know at the beginning of the session if you're expecting an urgent phone call, or have another reason you need to interrupt what you're working on
Work quietly on the task you've declared
Announce a bio break, water break, etc.
Check-in with your partner at the end to discuss how it went, and celebrate a productive session!
Smile, and be friendly!
Start a conversation about what you or your partner is working on
Vent or complain
Socialize with others around you, or have others present in frame while you're on your session
Get up and disappear without letting your partner know why and for how long
Leave early, or without checking in verbally with your partner
Disclose anything your partner shares during the session
Take screenshots or recordings of your session