Why habit tracking apps alone can't help you keep your New Year's resolutions - Deepstash
Habit-formation apps are aspirational tools

They're less about distilling your life into a series of data points and more about becoming your ideal self: If you use their app, you too can become a person who practices good habits. You can be...

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Why habit tracking apps alone can't help you keep your New Year's resolutions

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The 4 tendencies when it comes to habit formation:
  • upholders: disciplined and respond to both internal and external expectations;
  • obligers :can’t keep commitments to themselves but respond to expectations from others; 
  • que...

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Habit apps use the psychology of habit formation
  • Many rely on a “streak” feature: they track how many consecutive days you’ve completed the habit;
  • Other apps offer accountability features to pressure you into completing your goal;&nb...

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When habit apps work

Habit apps can work, but only if you actively monitor the data from the app each day and use it to analyze how you can change:  if you actually use the device and take its data and turn that d...

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