Pants Points Report

Total score: 775/850 (This week: 327/350)

As of this way, I think I can say with a certain amount of confidence that the Pants Points system is not working as well as I had hoped.  Neither is the Khan Academy or Regex work, regular blogging, or story work.  I'm still getting the usual flare-ups of vacation depression.

Still, I'm going to stick it out, and probably continue using the system coming into the next semester, because at least it's been motivating me to get my laundry done, and I've been regularly dressed enough to go outside and get the mail.  Plus, as I've mentioned before, it's one less step between me and leaving the house.

I don't have anything left in my bag of tricks to try and make myself happier this winter, but I will try to come up with something for Spring Break.  In the meantime, wish me luck?  There are still like twenty more days of vacation that I'm not super-thrilled about.

Pants Points Report

Current score: 448/550 The system is going along pretty well.  There have been a few not-perfect days -- On one day I couldn't find a clean overshirt, on another I felt awful all day and never put on more than pajamas.

For version 2, I'm considering an update to the multipliers.  For some of the smaller items, which I am more likely to wear if they're not clean, (socks, underwear, t-shirts) I might increase the clean bonus to x3.  This would mean the max score would be 42, and the perfect day bonus would only be 8 points, rather than the current 13.

I will be sticking to the current score table for this whole trial, though.  I'm thinking I will implement a rules update in order to use the system for next semester at school.  (With one run per semester and one run per vacation, I can get 4 trials done a year, meaning I might be able to refine the system to the best possible implementation by next fall.)