I have been trying to drink 8 glasses of water daily, so as to get the right amount of hydration during the day.
My first attempt was to create a daily repeating task "Drink 8 glasses of water" in RTM. So far so good. The problem was it never got impemented. I drank 4, 5 or 6 glasses of water, but never hit 8.
Then, it occurred to me that I was unable to hit his goal because it was too big of a goal to do at one time. Moreover, I did not drink 8 glasses all at once. So, then I decided to align the RTM tasks to how I actually did things.
So, my next approach was to create 4 tasks throughout the day with specific times by which they were to be done:
1. Drink 2 glasses of water before 9 am ^today at 9 am #Personal *daily
2. Drink 2 glasses of water before noon ^today at noon #Personal *daily
3. Drink 2 glasses of water before 5 pm ^today at 5pm #Personal *daily
4. Drink 2 glasses of water before 9 pm ^today at 9 pm #Personal *daily
Now, I no longer to think about hitting a goal of 8 glasses. I am only focused on finishing 2 glasses by 9 am. Once I am past that, I am only thnking about the next two before noon.
This approach has helped me stay on track for far longer.
Posted at 4:31pm on December 11, 2013