This was a question from a user that I think some of you all will have better answers to. How can one beemind getting to a coffee shop (or wherever you do your work) on time every day?
Here are some possible answers I’ve thought of so far:
- Just beemind total time spent and let the start time take care of itself. Like if you have 8 hours of work you have to get done and you want to be home by dinner at 5pm then you have to start before 9am. So, problem solved.
- Forget Beeminder. The BetterMe app purports to embarrass you on Facebook for not showing up at a prespecified location at a prespecified time. (Hasn’t been updated in a couple years though.)
- Just make a binary Do More goal where you enter a 1 if you arrived on time (goal is, say, 5 on-time arrivals per week). This works better if you set your Beeminder deadline to the time of day you want to arrive by. Which is complicated by the fact that noon is currently the earliest deadline Beeminder supports.
- Create an IFTTT recipe that triggers when you’re at your specified location. Have it send the time of day to Beeminder using the “TOD” macro (link below). You’ll want a Whittle Down goal. And note that this is enforcing that you arrive at a certain time on average – and I’m not sure how to have it only apply to weekdays.