Kid will be five months in three days! Damn.
Am slowly getting back into full-time work (or mostly full-time; unfortunately my freelance slate is not quite as full as I was hoping so far), which should mean more time in front of a computer. I've been mostly interacting with Beeminder via the Android app, and dialed all my goals way down.
I've marked the recorder practicing goal for archiving, which makes me sad, but I just can't find space for it in my life right now. (Though the kid loves when I randomly pick up my tenor recorder and tootle along to whatever we're listening to at the moment. Then he grabs it and tries to play it, but hasn't worked out the whole exhaling deal, plus the tenor is about as long as he is.) Sigh. Someday.
I'm considering canceling my Habitica subscription and archiving my Habitica goal now that Todoist integration is live. My holy grail for an apartment cleaning tracker has always been Beemindable recurring tasks, so that I just wake up every day with a specific list of what I need to get done to stay in the green. There was a torturous kludge that sort of made it work on Habitica, but it was so annoying that I eventually just populated my to-do list with 50 items labeled "thing" and checked one off every time I cleaned something. But that meant a lot of easy cleaning jobs like dusting the bookshelf got done, while hard ones like cleaning out the fridge languished for weeks. Not ideal. I really enjoy playing around with Habitica, but I think the ratio of productivity to timewasting might have reached its tipping point, sadly.
I'm also unsure whether I should renew my Complice integration (currently on pause) or just shift over all my daily business-related tasks to Todoist. I really loved Complice when I was spending a lot of time in front of a computer, but was completely unable to keep up with it when I went on parental leave, and it's $16/month, which is pretty damn pricey. Todoist has an Android app and the ability to keep tasks for different projects in separate lists, which might work better for me. I dunno. Still up in the air on this one.
I set my Sleep as Android goal to one hour per week for most of the past five months just so I didn't have to deal with turning on and off the tracker many times per night, though in the last month we've been sleep training the kid, and I've found it useful to jiggle my phone (tripping the accelerometer and causing a spike in the graph) every time the kid wakes up, just to get a sense of whether we're making any progress.
I'm feeling really avoidant and sulky lately. There are 72 items in my Gmail @action folder and 46 in my @reply folder, and I don't even want to look at either of them. I've been achieving Inbox Zero maybe once a week. Blargh. I might have to resurrect my Inbox Zero goal, though it would be even better if I could make a label-specific Gmail goal instead. [EDIT: Looks like I can do that with the new Gmail Zero integration? Gotta investigate that.]
I wish I wasn't so intimidated by IFTTT and its imitators. There are a lot of goals that would be really useful with autodata (reconcile YNAB, post to my dinner planning Google spaces group, post to a blog, etc) but just feel like way too much trouble to update manually. I've been doing it, but I haven't been liking it. Feeling a lot of resistance to all habit-tracking systems lately, but I think that's mainly an artifact of having to come out of the hazy bliss of freeform parental leave, where all I had to do was play with the kid and keep the apartment more or less in shape, to spending most of my week earning money or looking for more work and only seeing my wife and kid in the mornings and evenings. Boo.
I'll get back on the Beeminder horse eventually, but this post is sort of in lieu of actually updating my goals, since I just don't feel like dealing with them right now. Oh, well. Better than nothing.