As I write this I have 6 Beeminder alerts on my phone, all for goals that will derail by midnight tomorrow.
It isn’t impossible for me not to derail on any of them, but this situation causes an extreme amount of stress for me. Part of the purpose of Beeminder for me is to create stress, but this level of stress seems excessive and counterproductive.
The obvious strategy would be to decrease my number of goals and/or required level of achievement in them, but let’s assume my goals are important to me. The other strategy I’ve heard of is Beeminding Beeminder-free days, but that seems really unrealistic starting from a place where 6 alerts is only on the high end of normal.
I was inventing a system that would score my goals by how close to derailing they are, and Beeminding that, but I’m not sure adding even more complexity (and yet another thing to update; I don’t have a good way of automating most of my goals) would really help.