A little over a month 'til the kid arrives, and I'm not sure what to do on the Beeminder front. The last few weeks have been taken up with moving (which I did Beemind in a casual sort of way; I had a "packing/moving pomodoros" goal, and even though I didn't actually set the timer, I gave myself retroactive credit for how much time I'd spent packing and getting ready for the move that day), and I've actually been really productive, spending most of every day getting the new place set up and the old place cleaned out, to the point where I haven't had much time to use Beeminder, Complice, Habitica, or any of my other habit trackers. I derailed on my Complice Outcomes goal a few days ago, not because I wasn't getting stuff done, but because I hadn't bothered to sit down and map out my day in Complice.
Now moving day has come and gone, so my Beeminder Moving goal has expired. We're still unpacking at the new place and I'm trying to sell the last of the furniture off at the old place, but I don't think I need to Beemind that. That means I've got eight active goals going. I usually like to have nine, so I can have a nice 3x3 grid, but I'm not sure what if anything I should put in place of Moving.
There's my NaNoWriMo novel revising goal (currently set at a pomodoro a week), which I'd really like to finish before the kid gets here.
My junk food goal has been helpful to keep me on track, so I'd like to keep that.
I'm not sure whether I'll still need my Complice goal when I'm on parental leave and not working more than 4 or so hours a week. Saving the $16/month I spend on Complice is probably a good idea, but I've found it to be so helpful when I am working, I'm a little loath to let it go.
I'll probably keep my Sleep goal for tracking purposes but set it flat when the kid comes, 'cause sleep dep is just gonna happen no matter what I try to do to mitigate it.
My blogging goal will also probably go flat for a while. I want to keep my hand in the open source project I founded, but a lot of other people are working on it right now, so I can let it be for a little bit.
My Food Money goal is probably worth keeping (even though I haven't been good about updating it, and as a reverse odometer goal it unfortunately lets me get away with overspending as long as I fail to update it.) I definitely need to learn how to economize while I'm spending down savings on Parental Leave, but I still haven't hit upon the perfect autodata-driven solution for that.
My Habitica goal is definitely worth keeping, since I want to prioritize keeping our shiny new apartment clean even after the kid arrives.
My recorder practicing goal, currently set to once a week, means a lot to me, but I might set it flat until we get into a routine with the kid.
Well, in the course of writing this post, I decided to start a very low key exercise goal, with one episode of exercise (whether swimming, biking, walking in the park, whatever) per week. It's not much, but it's better than nothing.
Still not sure what I'll add to complete the grid when I finish my NaNo goal, though. Any low-maintenance baby-centric goals people want to recommend?