Habits are initially added as Free 🆓 to your schedule to keep your calendar flexible. As time comes closer to the Habit's start time, or as your day starts to fill up, Reclaim will mark the event as Busy 🛡️ so it gets defended from other Events.

Each Habit has its own Time Defense setting so you can customize when you want a Habit to switch from Free to Busy.

Reclaim considers two variables when it comes to Time Defense:

  1. The amount of time left for the Habit in the Habit's time window

  2. The amount of time left before the Habit is scheduled to begin

Each of Reclaim's Time Defense options adjust to these variables differently:

Always Free

This will always mark Habits as Free time on your calendar, regardless of your availability.

Least Defensive

Marks Habits as Busy when Reclaim is down to the very last minimum slot for the Habit, and/or 30 minutes before the Habit is scheduled to begin.

For example, if you have a "Least Defensive" Habit called "Exercise" that blocks between 45 minutes and 1 hour, Reclaim would mark that Habit as Busy when there is only 45-minute slot remaining in the Habit's time window, or 30 minutes before the Habit is scheduled to begin.

More Defensive

Marks Habits as Busy when Reclaim is down to the second-to-last minimum slot for the Habit, and/or 60 minutes before the Habit is scheduled to begin.

For example, if you have a "More Defensive" Habit called "Reading" that blocks between 1 hour and 2 hours, Reclaim would mark that Habit as Busy when there are only two 1-hour slots remaining in the Habit's time window, or 60 minutes before the Habit is scheduled to begin.

Most Defensive

Marks Habits as Busy when Reclaim is down to the very last maximum slot for the Habit, and/or 24 hours before the Habit is scheduled to begin.

For example, if you have a "Most Defensive" Habit called "Networking" that blocks between 1 hour and 2 hours, Reclaim would mark that Habit as Busy when there is only one 2-hour slot remaining in the Habit's time window, or 24 hours before the Habit is scheduled to begin.

Always Busy

This will always mark Habits as Busy on your calendar, regardless of your availability.

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