A monthly calendar to fight procrastination
21 May 2023
Put a big calendar on the wall. On days you do the thing, draw a smiley face. On days you fail, write “FAIL”.
I already have a calendar in the room I use most, but it hangs on the wall opposite my desk and since it's small I barely see it. Too easy to ignore.
I wanted something really simple to print and I started searching... but I was not able to find anything that suited my needs.
LaTeX to the rescue
I decided to write something myself with the following requirements:
- must be very easy to generate the calendar for a specific month;
- fast to build.
(The last point because, well, I'm trying to reduce procrastination!)
With the requirements in mind, LaTeX was my default choice. The code is really simple and is here: https://noa.mornie.org/eriol/monthly-calendar.
You just need to add a
data.txt file in the root of the repository with the
desired title and the combination year-month and compile the document.
For example with the following
That nasty thing I want make in May 2023 2023-05
you will get:
But I procrastinated to fight procrastination
Yes... and it's fine for me because the calendar method is working and I'm happy with the results.