I just got a Zeno email for a Do Less goal of mine that is in the red:
The email says the goal will derail at midnight but I don’t believe this is true. I’ll end up in the orange and not derail by the alternating-red-is-okay loophole. It seems really bogus to me that 1) the email says I’ll derail when I won’t and 2) I’m getting Zeno’ed about a goal that isn’t going to derail tonight.
I’m actually not sure it is possible to conclude this. For example, on my triangular drinks goal, the data points entered each day are always 2,1,3,4,5,6,… If the hard cap is, say, 5, and my next data point is 7 then I cannot enter another data point without going into red. But if the cap is 5 and my next data point is 2 then I’m A-OK. I don’t think there’s any way to conclude this automatically though.
I think that still counts as an eep day; a day in which you need to be conscious about (not) doing something related to the goal.
Doesn’t mean that you must abstain, in the same way that it doesn’t mean that you need to finish writing the novel (or whatever). Just that it’s a day which you’re in danger of ending on the wrong side of the tracks.
Er, so what I meant is that “cap is 5” can make the goal any color. The goal could be in the green and I am in mortal danger because my next data point will put me in the red. Or the goal could be in the orange and I am A-OK to put in a new data point. I see this all the time on drinks_triangle.
For example, right now the goal is orange but my next data point will keep it in the orange. My second data point today (also from orange) will put me in red.