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 Habits 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 when Reclaim schedules the Habit on your calendar, and/or;
  2. The amount of time left before the Habit is scheduled to begin when Reclaim schedules the Habit on your calendar.

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

  • Least Defensive: marks Habits as Busy 30 minutes before they're scheduled to begin, and/or when there is no more free time left in the Habit's time window.
  • More Defensive: marks Habits as Busy 1 hour before they're scheduled to begin, and/or when the amount of free time remaining in the Habit's time window is less than the Habit's minimum duration.
  • Most Defensive: marks Habits as Busy 24 hours before they're scheduled to begin, and/or when the amount of free time remaining in the Habit's time window is less than the Habit's maximum duration.

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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