How to Use the Energy Monitor


The Energy Monitor is a tool developed by Structured in collaboration with researchers and medical professionals of the Dutch institute Breinstraat. The Energy Monitor helps you to get a better overview of what you can and cannot handle in terms of energy in a day. You can learn more about the Energy Monitor here.

This feature is available from Structured version 3.4 (Apple) & 1.3.2 (Android) onward.

How to Enable the Energy Monitor

Just go to your ⚙️ Structured Settings, tap on Energy Monitor in the Integrations section. Here, you can toggle the Enable Energy Monitor option.

What are Energy Points?

To monitor your energy with Structured, you can determine a daily energy limit in terms of a maximum number of Energy Points. When creating tasks and events in Structured, you can attach Energy Points to each activity that will be either withdrawn from or regain your daily energy limit. Plan your activities smart and alternate with breaks or relaxation. Do not forget to discover and plan activities that give you energy.

How to Determine Your Daily Energy

The Energy Monitor on top of your timeline always indicates the maximum of Energy Points you used that day. You can set this number (preferably together with a professional who knows you well) and adjust it yourself if necessary. As a starting point, we recommend to set up 25 Energy Points per day.

To set your initial daily energy limit, go to your ⚙️ Structured Settings, tap on Advanced in the General section, and head over to Energy Monitor. Here, you can adjust the daily energy level by using the and + buttons. Alternatively, you can also tap on the Energy Monitor on top of your timeline to adjust it for a certain day.

How to Attach Energy Points To Each Activity

When creating a task or event in Structured, you can choose how energy consuming the task is for you by distinguishing into five categories:

  • The lightning symbol ⚡️ stands for energy-consuming tasks, that will withdraw Energy Points from your overall daily energy. You can distinguish between three levels of energy-consuming tasks: low ⚡️, medium ⚡️⚡️, and high ⚡️⚡️⚡️.

  • The circle symbol ⭕️ stands for neutrality, meaning this task does neither consume nor recharge your Energy Points from your overall daily energy.

  • The lotus symbol 🪷 stands for energy-recharging tasks, that can help you stay within your daily energy limit. Tasks that give back energy, for example meditating, will recharge your overall daily Energy Points.

Calculation of Your Overall Energy

The amount of Energy Points withdrawn from or recharged to your overall daily energy depends on the length of your task and when it takes place during the day.

The Energy Monitor works like a function, not like a sum. If you have a recharging energy task in the morning, it cannot be added up to your overall energy after having a good night's sleep. The same goes for recovering tasks at the end of your day, as your daily energy may only be completely recharged overnight.

The Energy Points are rounded depending on the length and amount of energy it costs. Therefore, the calculation might sometimes deviate.

Pro Tip

When realizing one activity does not fit your daily energy limit anymore, you can easily copy tasks or events to other days. By setting up notifications, you can support your memory, which saves you energy as well.

The Energy Monitor will help you to gain insight on how you can use your energy battery as smart as possible. You can discover how to improve planning your day and week. In the long run this will help you to get back in charge of your plans.