Another useful 3rd party recording tool is BadBoy. However, it works only for Windows OS.
To create a new performance script:
Install BadBoy here
Press the record button, shaped like a red circle and perform the actions you want to capture.
Export your script to JMeter - File -> Export to JMeter
For more information, see here.
Using a performance scripts recorder is a great way to avoid routine tasks and still get the best test scripts. After recording, configure the test to the number of virtual users you want to test as well as additional test configurations, run your test and analyze the results to identify errors and bottlenecks and characterize trends that show you the health of your system.