As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be nice to list different goals and habits with which Beeminder has helped each of us over the course of the year (and the years before, if you’d like to add those too).
Just a very small sampling of mine:
I Beeminded number of alcoholic drinks for the year, and took it into consideration on many occasions. Mostly for my own information, but also to keep peak party periods from going a little too far over what I’d like.
I Beemind a bad habit of mine that is incredibly stubborn. Although I haven’t eliminated it altogether, I’ve cut it down by more than half in the last 2 years in comparison to what I was tracking pre-Beeminder days (and I think this coming year will be the year I make it down to 0).
I’m terrible for procrastinating BSE’s, though I’m at an age where I really need to be doing them. In 2014, I set up a Beeminder goal for that (thanks to noticing that a Beeminder staffer had started using Beeminder for that) and have finally started doing them regularly.
I’ve Beeminded workout info like the amount of cardio time I’ve spent, the amount of weight lifting time, how much I lift, how many pushups. All of these things make me think of it more often and have made me keep going on days when getting out of bed seemed… undesirable.
I Beeminded time spent on the kinds of work tasks that slip into the background and get forgotten when you don’t have something prompting you to work on them. You know the kind of stuff I mean: professional reading that is never going to be urgent, improving your professional skills, getting to know new people in your field, spending time on completely unnecessary projects that lead to big leaps forward, and all those other things that will never be urgent, but that make a huge difference in the long run.
During particularly busy times, I’ve tracked bed time, flossing, meditation, and other health-related goals that I was liable to let slide when other priorities tried to squeeze them out, allowing me to have more balance when I needed it.
I’ve Beeminded calories, saturated fats consumed, cups of green vegetables, etc. and, in doing so, lost 10 lbs from the beginning of 2014.
There are more, but I’ll let someone else have a turn.
Thanks Beeminder!! Looking forward to seeing what I can do, thanks to you guys, come 2015!