When Habits are added to your calendar, they're initially added as Free ahead of time to keep your calendar flexible. As time draws nearer to the event's start time, or as your day starts to fill up, Reclaim will mark the event as busy so it gets defended from others.

You can adjust how aggressively Reclaim will flip your events from Free to Busy using your Time Defense settings in Reclaim. Here's a bit more about how those settings work.

Time Defense Settings

Reclaim considers two variables when it comes to Time Defense:

  1. The amount of time left in the Habit's time window
  2. The amount of time left before the Habit is schedule to begin

There are three settings for Time Defense, each of which treats these variables more or less aggressively:

  • Least Defensive: marks events as Busy 30 minutes before they're scheduled to begin, and/or when there is only one free slot left in the Habit's time window.
  • More Defensive: marks events as Busy 1 hour before they're scheduled to begin, and/or when there are only 30 minutes left in the Habit's time window.
  • Most Defensive: marks events as Busy 24 hours before they're scheduled to begin, and/or when there is only one hour left in the Habit's time window.

Your Time Defense settings are an important way to make sure your Habits are scheduled consistently, especially when it comes to Habits you always want to have defended on your calendar.

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