October 25th, 2021 – 1,125

So that idea I vague-posted about yesterday, it’s kinda legit. So here’s what I was talking about:

For those curious among the imaginary people out there, the sheet comes from here, and the software I am using to populate it is here. So the way it works is pretty clean: It’s just a habit tracker. The only innovation really, is that different habits earn points. You can only score them once a day, but say, writing before 5pm, earns me 3XP. And yes I did that today, and am writing this at 5pm so today went pretty darn well. You sum them at the end, and that gives you your new stats. I might look into a way to convert that XP into levels in a way that scales nicely if this takes off, but your overall level is at the top. Earn 150XP, get a reward. My reward? I have, no idea.

It’s such a simple thing but, I can kinda feel it working. It’s a bit of a dashboard of my wellness across the week too, where my BuJo and journal both give me a more granular picture on top. Note, I have not included any work activities on this, because I think, for now, I want this to be a non work thing. Could I adapt this into work CPD? Absolutely, and maybe one day I’ll be including this in a fun little extras part of work. Maybe I could start a work wellness blog. Hm. Maybe people would actually read it. But I don’t want people to read my stuff, that’s why I like that you’re all so gosh darn imaginary.

Will this stick? I have no idea, but it’s fun at the moment. I think I’ll just keep doing it for as long as the novelty lasts, and then see if it’s got legs beyond that. For now, I am grateful that it has encouraged me to write early today. WOO! 1XP for Wisdom get!