I currently have a goal for going to bed before a certain time (https://www.beeminder.com/gaidheal/bedtimes). It’s a little complicated but has worked for me so far. My problem now is that I need to change my goal amount, but doing so may break how I have recorded my goal up to now.
My goal is to go to bed (at the latest) by 1am. I record this in my goal as ‘hours after midnight’. My maximum on average is 1 (hour after midnight). I need a bit of a push to go to bed a bit earlier, so I want to change my goal to midnight (0 hours after midnight). However this breaks PPRs which I rely on to persuade me to enter data. Perhaps one option is to make my goal 12:15am (0:15 after midnight), but given that my ideal bedtime is actually closer to 10pm, would it be a better idea to scale my goal up and start recording ‘hours after noon’? Or (this idea has just occurred to me) ‘hours after 10pm’, which would mean I was using negative numbers much less frequently, but they are still there as an incentive for when I (never) get to bed before 10?
With ‘hours after 10pm’ I also won’t have to scale my goal, although I would update my y minimum for a semi-clean start.
I think I’ve talked myself into the hours after 10pm option (with a goal of 2 so PPRs are still a thing), but does anyone else have any thoughts?