What if I only want to do my goal on weekdays?
Automatically-scheduled weekends off are a feature of the Bee Plus and Beemium subscriptions! Check the box in the Stop/Pause tab below the graph to turn it on, and we'll start inserting the breaks the next Friday.
In general, Beeminder doesn’t care too much about what specific days you do work on; it only cares that you stay on or ahead of your bright red line, on average. If you fall behind the average pace, you will derail, no matter what day it is.
For example, let's say you have a goal to wake up at 8am five days a week, which you really only want to do on Monday-Friday — but you don’t succeed on Thursday. You’ll need to do it on Saturday or Sunday, or else you will derail over the weekend. (Which makes sense, of course, given that you didn’t meet your goal to wake up by 8am the 5 days of Monday-Friday!)
If you don't want to subscribe for the automatic breaks, you can always manually schedule breaks (using Take a Break) every weekend to explicitly get yourself off the hook, regardless of the fact that you slept in on Thursday. You'll need to remember to do that at least 7 days in advance every time, as with all changes that make the goal easier.