10 Reasons Why I'm Fine With Letting My NotePD Daily Streak Lapse After 479 Days
I started over at the beginning of the month after being tied for second place on the Best Streaks leaderboard.
1. In 20 years, I'll remember the memories I made with friends on the days I didn't write idea lists.
But, I probably wouldn't have remembered the ideas.
2. Being on a leaderboard is not why I got started.
Yet in recent weeks, I caught myself creating two idea lists solely with AI, and I marked them as "Private," just so I could have lists complete for my streak to continue on those days. I'm not against AI lists, but I'm here to booster my creativity, not let a bot write my ideas for me. That was a sign for me to stop.
3. It's time to let some other people get a shot.
I'm happy to let others move up the board to take my place.
4. Is it really that important?
I mean. Not really.
5. I know how to be consistent with daily habits without needing an external motivator.
Being on a leaderboard is definitely a cool way to gamify list creation, but I don't need it.
6. Being off the leaderboard doesn't mean I no longer write daily lists.
I'm already back to a week of of daily lists.
7. Curiously, after a week of being back at it, I'm already up to 24th place.
NotePD needs more people working on streaks. I shouldn't be that high already.
8. Stuff like that just doesn't bother me.
Like I said before, it's cool, I like it, but I don't need it. Letting it go was pretty easy.
9. Stopping a streak is a reminder that nothing is meant to last forever.
I love consistency and I have a whole host of things I do virtually every day. But, life happens and nothing lasts forever except for death. I find it healthy to remember that fact.
10. Will I go for another long streak?
Maybe. Maybe not. I'm writing daily ideas again, and I'll continue to do so until I don't.