So before I give up on beeminder I wanted to discuss this on the forums. I have ADHD (well, ADD, I”m not very hyperactive, just a hyper-forgetful spaz), and am intermittently medicated to avoid developing tolerance, which has been a problem.
What I’m finding with beeminder is that it’s simply become totally ineffective. I am constantly being charged because I simply forgot to enter entries, (or because I have interrupted my routine for legitimate reasons like deadlines at work or holidays - and yes I know there’s a feature for that - the problem is remembering to use it). Allowing myself to be charged hasn’t helped - money isn’t something I think about much. I spend roughly what my peers spend, check my bank balance once or twice a month. When I was charged I felt like shit about myself for a while and then completely forgot about it, as happens with the many other ways my absent mindedness costs me money (I estimate I lose 100-200 euros per month on lost/broken items, missed plane tickets, charges I forget to cancel, etc etc). When that isn’t happening beeminder simply doesn’t exist for me - like everything else constant in my life, it just becomes part of the background. This is at least partly because i have my phone on mute, but this is kind of necessary for professional reasons, and to stop me constantly getting distracted. It’s also because my phone is constantly running out of battery (I forget to charge it) running out of coverage (I live in germany and travel a lot) or getting lost.
Anybody else had this experience, and been using beeminder for a while? (It worked great on me for the first few months - but that’s the case with most organization systems.)