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kaa
kaa
For years I have always thought that a habit tracker is a very powerful motivator. So much so I even designed one for a few years. Then I thought that maybe in a notebook. Then in an app. Then I know online. Nothing was really working. I would loose interest. So I decided to go very l... www.kaa.bz
simonwoods
simonwoods

@kaa 😍

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@kaa i like this

macgenie
macgenie

@kaa When I did the Big Nerd Ranch iOS boot camp, I created the barebones for a habit app that only let you focus on one habit at a time. If it takes 21 days to form one (in dispute, but whatever), you could have established 17 habits in a year, rather than try to do 5 at one time, failing, giving up tracking.

Someday I will build that app. I must—because I already have the domain habitfocus.app 😅.

macgenie
macgenie

@kaa PS. I love this notebook.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@kaa Sometimes the simplest way is the best, certainly the most visually obvious. I might steal this.

cm
cm

@kaa oh, that's a great idea to have the entire year at-a-glance. I’ve just committed to daily “Morning Pages" and was looking at a way to track them in my notebook. I'll be borrowing your setup! Thanks!

kaa
kaa

@colinwalker steal away:). Would love to see what you use it for :).

kaa
kaa

@cm sounds like the perfect thing to track. Also by putting it as a small piece of paper you can glue it into the journal at the end of the year :)

kaa
kaa

@macgenie one habit at a time is a great idea really. Start...micro ;)

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macgenie
macgenie

@kaa It makes me a little wistful. A friend gave me a Daruma doll which helped me establish one habit and inspire the app idea. You can only use it for one goal. I tried to hack a way to use it for more, which may have undermined the first habit. I never got back on track.

But I just checked. There are 95 days left in 2020. Enough for four 21-day streaks. Up first: daily walk. Thus far this year, I’ve only established bad habits, and you don’t need an app for that!

colinwalker
colinwalker

@kaa Pretty much the same as you. I've got something I keep putting off so need to hold myself accountable.

kaa
kaa

@colinwalker I like the psychology of a small sheet of paper that shows me the one thing I want to do more of across an entire year.