So I bought and am going to try The 5-Minute Journal. It’s basically a combination gratitude journal/daily affirmation exercise. I’m reading the introduction and they go through a routine where they are trying to get you to commit to using it.
There is a page, and you are supposed to list obstacles why you might not fill it out for 5 days, and then things that you will do to guard against those obstacles.
I just think to myself “Dude, I have Beeminder; this isn’t an issue” and there’s only one entry I need to make in the lists.
I notice that I can now set a simple short term goal for myself and be completely confident it will get done.