I was just talking about how to commit to a goal to do some planned larger-scale adventuring this year. I want to plan three adventures (two bike tours and a camping trip), but how can I Beemind sticking to that and making sure it happens. I could commit to the events themselves, but that runs a lot of the same problems talked about here. I’d like to make sure that the adventures happen, with sufficient time and planning to make them fun, and I don’t know ahead of time what that’s going to take.
So I think maybe this idea came from @malcolm, but I’ve started a beeminder for this:
I’m allowed to enter any fractional amount under 1 that it seems like the work I’ve done counts for, but I can’t enter the final amount (and actually get to “1”) until travel and accommodations are planned and paid for, and there’s one thing planned for each day of the trip.
I’m also going to use a tag for this in tagtime, and hopefully also do structured pomodoros of work on it so that I may also wind up with some data about how much time it takes, so perhaps in the future I can refine my beeminding of this particular thing with a more informed metric.