So I’m increasingly using “bucketing” goals where I have a smaller number of goals that I can count a larger number of things. The example that brought this to mind is that I’ve bundled all my exercise goals into a single goal where I either get to count a day as an exercise day or not. Another example is my “fun spending” do less goal.
This means that there’s more of a question as to whether something “counts”, and the rules will tend to evolve over time.
The behaviour I’m using is that changes to fine print count retroactively(ish) only if it would make the goal harder. So I can go “That should really count as fun spending. I’m going to record that and change the fine print so it does” but I can’t go “Man I did a lot of walking today. That should totally count towards my exercise goal” (but I can go “Hey if I do that again that should definitely count towards my exercise goal”).
Does this roughly track what everyone else is doing? Do you have positive/negative experiences to report or suggestions to make?