In the past, I’ve found myself on vacation having forgotten to pause my Beeminder goals. To prevent forgetting, I’ve been using a Beeminder goal to remind me every week to think ahead about whether I need to pause any goals.
I call mine “review”, and I make sure none of my safety buffers are too big and make sure my rates are all appropriate.
That is a great idea. I also find that I forget to set my breaks.
Another thing that tends to occur is that I only put a few goals on breaks during vacations and I keep some. The issue is that during vacations and other familial events I am not in control of my time so I tend to derail. The lesson that I took from this is to simply put all of my goals on hold during vacations.
You might take a look at https://github.com/DrTall/beelint. It can alert you whenever you have a goal set to eep! during a vacation period based on your Google Calendar.