Building new and good habits is no easy task. While having the right purpose and motivation is the first step, solely relying on your resolve will only take you so far. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up five useful applications to help you in building new habits and achieving your goals. So whether your goal is to learn a new language, reduce your stress or lose weight, using the following tools will surely help you achieve it faster.
Got problems on focusing at work? Then this is the perfect app for you. A lot of people compare Calm to Headspace for the peace of mind it gives to its users, except that the former offers diverse functions like gratitude practice, meditation guidance and even just a providing a soothing background noise while working.
Formerly known as Lift, Coach.me is not just a habit tracker, it’s a community. Using this app, you can already design a plan and share it with the community for some support and feedback. If you don’t feel like sharing your goals publicly, you have the option to change your privacy settings on the app itself. Overall, Coach.me is a simple but very useful app to help you build new habits in your life.
- Habit List
While Coach.me focuses on helping you reach your goals, Habit List allows you to track the new habits that you’re planning to build. With this app, you can create a new habit and set the day when you want to complete it. Other than that, the app also allows you to set reminders for yourself or skip habits while you’re on a vacation.
Stress is one of the known causes of certain diseases and premature death. Fortunately, it’s also something that you can control as long as you take some time to pause and unwind – and that’s what Pause will help you do. With this app, all you need to do is follow the circle that floats around your phone’s screen. The premise is that by the time you’re done following the circle, you’ve rested your mind from work by focusing on something else.
Out of all the habit building apps mentioned above, Strides takes the cake design-wise. It’s a visual and beautiful app that allows you to check your habits and progress in a single viewing. Functionality-wise, it’s quite similar to what Habit List can provide you except that it allows you to go in-depth with your habits.
Having the willpower to build new habits is crucial, but understand that you need more than your determination to achieve your goal. That said, make sure that you try out any of the aforementioned apps to help you establish your habits and achieve your goals faster.