Although some people call me Mr. Spontaneous and I love impulsive plans, I also value some daily routine and good habits, like daily exercises, writing a journal and cooking dinner. Keeping a handful of good habits give a good basis for every day.
In the past months I’ve tried several apps to help me keep my habits, but it was only last week that I finally tried the app and website Coach.me. What makes this app different is that there is a community behind it. You can join a habit with hundreds, sometimes thousands of people that can share tips on how to reach your goals. You can also add your Facebook and Twitter friends and motivate each other. I’ve tried the app now for a couple of days and already like it much more than all the others. The interface looks good and it’s nice that you can use it both in the app as well as on the website.
Keeping habits like this might not be something for everyone, but it helps me staying focussed on the things I like to do (like reading, playing piano and writing), but that sometimes don’t get to do, because of the daily occupations of life. An app like coach.me can help as a reminder and motivator to do those kind of things. It can also help you with reaching bigger goals. There are several plans, like ‘100 push-ups in six weeks’ or ‘write a novel in 30 days’ that help you take the steps to reach your goals.
What are things you like to do, but often don’t find the time for? Take some small steps and try creating a habit of doing it every day, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes. Something beats nothing and you’ll find that once you’re used to doing it regularly, you’ll soon start to do it more as well.
If you’d like to know which habits I’m going for at the moment, you can find my profile here.
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