Concerning Habits

It's been about one year since I started a bullet journal in an effort to keep on top of all-the-things.

I did fairly well for a couple of months, then hit a point where I found myself migrating the same unfinished tasks too many weeks in a row and spiraled into futility mode for a while.

When I came out of it, I re-discovered Org Mode for the umpteenth time, and this time I also discovered habit mode, which is absolutely brilliant for all of the trivial "change the HEPA filter on the vacuum cleaner in n months" crap that has a tendency to slip days, weeks, months, even years past due. Org Mode doesn't provide any magic to make the "hey this non-trivial thing that you need to do still hasn't been done" problem go away, but it does let you punt them into the future for a while.

It's mildly upsetting to realize I've already been at this a year. On the one hand I don't feel anywhere near being on top of all-the-things... on the other, little things definitely pile up less than they used to, so I'll call that a win.

Sun Oct 29 2023 20:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)