Accountability

I've posted before about wanting to lose weight, save money, buy less yarn, get organized etc. Well, I think I've thought of a way to do it. But, since my employer blocks the ChoreWars site and not blogger - I figured I'd make my idea public, and that way you, my dear readers, can help keep me accountable.

If you've never been to Chorewars, it's a pretty neat little idea. You creat your own "quests" and assign a reward value.
I'm going to use it to help me save money, do things I need to do, and reward myself accordingly.
I will set up chores for Working Out, Meeting Calorie Goals, Throwing Things Away, Not falling into temptation when I get email updates from yarnshops, finishing a knitting project or using up/destashing yarn, and moving money into my savings account.

For each of my good deeds, I will assign an appropriate point value (daily things will probably be 1 point each) and each point will represent $1 I can spend.

So for example, I want to limit the amount of yarn I buy before I use up any more - So I'll probably say for every pair of socks I knit I can get 5 points - then I have to knit 4-5 pairs of socks before I can afford more sock yarn.

If I want to buy more clothes, I first have to get rid of stuff I don't wear and get it to all fit in my closet and dresser.
Hopefully this will help keep me honest. And you will too!

5 comments:

Nikki said...

you can do it!!

Dana said...

Well, I was going to tease you and start dropping upcoming festival names, but since I've pretty much got the same goals, I think I'll behave. :)

WWKIP at Wool2Dye4 - 6/19/10. Will you be able to come?

Spinning Ninny said...

I've never seen ChoreWars before. I'll have to check it out. Good luck with all of your goals. I am with you on all fronts. :)

Spinning Ninny said...

Blasphemy that you own 2 other Namaste bags you don't use!

Sue said...

Where are you?? :( Busy on chorewars? hehe