The description for the “Life” tag mentions “kvetching, kvelling, and kibitzing.” I had to look up kvetch and kvell, and with kibitz, I guess it could be coincidence, but… does someone here have a Yiddish fetish?
But that’s not why I’m starting the thread.
One of the reasons I use Beeminder is the akratic tendencies associated with depression. I know I’m not the only one with this problem (because of the Law of Large Numbers and because this blog-post note mentions it). I’m also utilizing @manasvinik’s Boss as a Service and experimenting with @malcolm’s Complice, @smitop’s TagTimeWeb, and @narthur’s TaskRatchet.
I think the most helpful so far is BaaS’s twice-a-day emails, even when I don’t get back to them (Hey, are you doing what you said you would?) and Complice’s automated email at the end of my due-date.
But even then, I know some days are going to not be as good as others. What I’m trying to do is:
- Avoid multi-day (especially multi-week!) slumps.
- Increase average daily mood (thus avoiding deep slumps)
I understand the principle of Beeminding inputs instead of outputs, so that isn’t a problem. I’m curious though, about how other users may have found success with sticking to their goals instead of just saying, “I can afford $x this time.”