Habits are one of the most fickle and detrimental things that we as humans deal with on a daily basis. Most of you probably hear the word habit and associate it with things like smoking, addiction, and stress induced practices that are generally bad for you.
However, habits can be used to discover a variety of activities that we engage in on a daily basis, with some being bad and some actually being good for us. For example, remembering to floss every morning, or doing ten pushups at some point in the day. There are hundreds of ways to promote health and happiness through positive habits.
Unfortunately though, for most of us, it’s much easier to be heavily involved in a bad habit like eating too much than it is for us to have good habits. But thanks to the boom of app development, it might be a little easier on you to start changing the things you do for the better.
“Lift” is a brand new application that uses “check-in” and tracking technology to help you form and progress with habits that you have a hard time remembering. After all, most habits are just learned behaviors that we all do subconsciously, because we have fallen into the routine of doing them regularly.
Playing off that science, Lift uses a simplistic and user friendly interface to help you store habit goals and allows you to see your overall progress and percentage of “regular doings.” This isn’t a miracle application though and it will require some effort on your part.
It’s not much effort, but Lift requires you to “check-in” to each of these activities. The semi dilemma there is that you’ll pretty much be on the honor system since the app can’t really check to see if you’re telling the truth. Because of this, it’s better to look at Lift as a modernized pseudo scheduling and to do list, that keeps track of behaviors instead of dates and appointments.
But developers didn’t want you to be completely alone on your endeavor and it’s here that Lift really shines. With full Twitter integration and a variety of simple social media tools, you’ll be able to interact with other members who share the same habits you are trying to develop. You can even send each other messages of encouragement, as well as tips and tricks you’ve learned along the way.
You can grab Lift today for free in the Apple App Store, and free signup takes only a couple seconds. I would definitely recommend this tool. It may not seem like much at first, but once you start using it, you’ll realize just how useful it really is.
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