I decided to do a weekly accountability post to help me in my attempt to get back on track with my routines. I created a Beeminder goal a long time ago for this but this time I checked the weasel option so I can’t talk myself out of backing out and using another forum or system which realistically I have not found one has the bite of Beeminder.
My current Beeminder goals are:
Accountability 2021: I will post an update to the Beeminder forum once a week with how I am progressing with my Beeminder goals. This should work since I am less likely to talk myself out of things and be more productive if I know eyes are on me. The goal will be updated with a link to the accountability post in the comments section. If I get this goal down it is highly likely all others will fall into place. It’s working with the weasel option so far… I had given myself a seven day leeway and this post is due tonight lol.
No screens: This was originally intended to keep me off my phone in the mornings. This is all screens except my Apple Watch. I do a few routine things on it in the morning. I use the iOS Sleeptown app and am repurposing the ‘in bed’ time and having that synced to beeminder. I like that it’s gamified and you collect buildings if you are successful in completing your set hours for the day. So you end up building a town as you go along. I have to keep that particular app open which of course means I’m not using other ones. Starting tonight I’m going to change the hours so that I am not on my phone starting at 1030 pm. That should also help me get off the phone and to bed a decent hour. I’m going to run it until 1030 am which means I can start my morning routine without distractions and gain momentum to do other things.
Routines2021: I am logging a minimum of 60 minutes of routines daily.
steps2021: Right now this is set for 6000 steps daily. This is below what I have done before I became inconsistent. I’m building myself back up to a higher number. I probably wont go for 10k daily until the weather gets warmer.
morningroutine: I was testing using the todoist app for auto updating this. But it doesn’t work because I still need to have todoist running in the background for it to sync the info over. I’m trying to get my morning routine done by 10am with no access to my phone or iPad. The issue is that I’m off my phone and need something that I can log from my Apple Watch. Tonight I will try testing ifttt’s do button to see is it will sync through my watch via WiFi only.
rewardspoints: Since having a positive incentive is good and also helps push me along the way. I’m mulling over setting up some hacked up automated system which pulls in points with ifttt based on my progress with goals. Right now this is hidden because I have to set up the ifttt rules.
Other habits I will eventually add to return to getting more consistent with is
Jogging a certain number of days a week
Yoga and 7 minute workouts
Being more sociable… as much as to be expected right now at least
Actually completing selected priority tasks selected for the day. I’m good at making todo lists…I could do better completing them lol!