I just found Beeminder in the last week or so, and I wanted to mention how empowering I feel it has been for me, even just in this short time.
Essentially, Beeminder lets me accept who I am. I’m not broken, useless, lazy, or even dumb. I’m just me. And I have a tough time doing things I want to do even though they will make me happy, feel good, be self-satisfied, and please the people around me. Instead I just sit on the couch and watch bad TV, go to sleep earlier than necessary, or browse the internet reading and doing stuff that serves no purpose except wasting my life!
Other people have a “Beeminder” in their heads. I don’t. But now I have one in my phone!
Time will tell how much I need the sting factor. Right now, the daily reminders of the stuff I TRULY want to fill my life with have been enough to prod me into action (I haven’t watched TV in 5 days, and not even on purpose!!)