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Real Self-Improvement for Real People

A Keeping Score Community

Score Keeper
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
Under construction.
I'm holding this space and this name for a project I'm working on.

If an interests search has led you here, feel free visit me at my personal journal: moderately_mad

Special note:
Keeping Score is a tool that can work for anyone but it is not intended to replace the advice and care of mental health professionals.

A few rough notes on the project:

Keeping Score is about getting credit (giving yourself credit) for getting through each day as well as for moving toward major goals. The system allows you to learn how to examine your normal activities and design a daily tally sheet that is based on reality and reflective of your goals and idiosyncrasies. The tally allows you to earn points for each activity you complete. Your accumulated point totals help you to gauge your functionality and develop strategies to increase your productivity and your sense of self-satisfaction.

Its that simple.

If you are here, however, you have probably already tried to use lists, goal plans and mission statements to improve your life--with only limited success.

Keeping Score addresses personality issues that other self-improvement tools gloss over, like:
1) the tendency to over-do in one or two areas (common to perfectionists)
2) dissatisfaction with the plodding nature of maintenance tasks and a non-understanding of how these tasks relate to the overall quality of life (common to depressives)
3) ebbs and flows in energy, attitude and mood (common to those with mood disorders)
4) isolation / lack of peer reinforcement(common to artists, singles and homemakers)
5) difficulties with concentration, time management and commitment (common to just about everyone)


Keeping Score is:
intellectual property (n.)
A product of the intellect that has commercial value, including copyrighted property such as literary or artistic works, and ideational property, such as patents, appellations of origin, business methods, and industrial processes.

This system has been my baby for at least six years. Do not underestimate my "maternal instinct". If you decide to try/use Keeping Score in your live journal or elsewhere, please credit the concept to Moderately_Mad @ Keeping_Score_2.