@chipmanaged started a post about how Beeminder's helped in 2014. It gave me the idea to start a parallel post about 2015, where we can post about plans and goals for the coming year.
First, to start us off with some brainstorming, here are a couple sweet blog posts on topic. From @grayson, Beeminding My Way Through 2015 is complete with beeminder goals in the sidebar of their blog for added social accountability.
Second, I'm loving this post from @dollarflipper.. they're Beeminding new listings for their side business of reselling things on e-bay.
Finally, this detailed post from @anomalily, Sticking to Resolutions is a bit about 2014, and a bit about 2015.
Ok, so what are my plans for 2015?
First, I've noticed a strong correlation between my sleep habits and my mood, so I've got a two-goal solution there. I'm beeminding total time slept using the Sleep as Android integration, and I'm also beeminding bedtime to keep my sleep schedule fairly regular. Staying up late and then napping in the middle of the day is not a good lifestyle choice for me.
My bedtime goal is manually tracked. I get 2 points for getting in bed before 23:50, and 1 for getting in bed before 00:00.
Second, I'm using Rescuetime to track how much time I spend on budgeting and money-related tasks. I'm not sure yet if this is the right metric, so this goal may evolve over the course of the year, but I'm hoping that by the end of 2015 I'll know how much money I have, what I can afford to spend it on, and my bills will get paid on time!
Finally, I tend toward the work-a-holic lifestyle, and so I like beeminding my leisure as well as my work. I find it helpful to have a reminder / excuse to stop and smell the roses. So I'm going to dial up my reading goal for the this year. That goal is in terms of Kindle locations, so that's pretty much exactly one book over the course of 2014. (Ok, ok, I did read a few Jane Austen novels in between, but didn't count them). I'm going to give myself the super ambitious goal of doubling that rate, and we'll see if I can't read two whole books in 2015.
Ok. That's me. What about you?