"Weekend Off" Targets
It's already been brought up that an option to schedule flat or altered rate days would help with planning vacations and weekends off.
In the meantime, here's an idea:
- Give us an option in the "advanced" tab that allows us to specify something like "[ ] This is a weekday-only goal" OR
- This goal applies only on [ ] Mon, [ ] Tues, [ ] Wed......
- Then either:
a) have two sets of numbers that show our minimum to the bottom, centre, top of the road, and make the second set reflect... (below) OR
b) replace the current numbers to the bottom centre, top of the road with numbers that reflect...
...where I'll need to be today in order to be in a position to have the weekend off or the relevant days off. This wouldn't affect my road, so I could ignore it and push some of my work into what would otherwise be my days off without derailing, but this way it's clear to me exactly how much I need to get done today if I want that weekend off.
This should be a pretty simple thing to do technically, plus it will only add visual clutter to the graphs of those who want this kind of thing. We can do this ourselves, but with a number of goals that are weekday only, that can result in mental friction. I love (LOVE) having the ability to just glance at the top of my graph and see how much I have left to go, without having to keep track of anything anywhere else. It's allowed me to delete all of my other tracking systems except for my task list (...and I had a lot of them).
Just getting to a place where we have 2 safe days is fine, but it would be nice to smooth out how much I need to do ~today~ so that I'm at +2 by Friday night, rather than starting right away on Monday to think about being above the line. (As a tool for managing procrastination, though, having a second set of numbers would, I think, be more effective as it would help make it feel less like I'm mega-awesome if I'm "ahead" by a safe day on Thursday when I really needed to be ahead by 1.6 days... and so am actually behind by 0.6 days.)
The alternative is building up such a buffer that this wouldn't be an issue and I'd never have to think about getting ahead in time for the weekend... but if we were doing that in our lives for all of our goals, we probably wouldn't be here chatting. This would be a bit more of an "in your face" way of viewing what we need to get done if were going to have the weekend off.
yep totally. I don't like having to build a buffer that gets eaten every weekend. It feels like my weekends off are hurting me. I want guilt free days off. And it makes the view from Monday look more daunting.
Niel Bowerman commented
+1, I would love the ability to have weekday-only goals