App Review: Habit List

After last year’s success, I am firmly committed to the philosophy of setting goals instead of resolutions. A lot of people believe that goals are more successful than resolutions; a quick Google search reveals that I am not revolutionary at all in writing about this or using this philosophy.

My success towards achieving my yearly goals usually depends on my ability to keep track of my progress. Sometimes I cross things off on a piece of paper, but recently I have found certain apps help me keep track of my progress. I use MyFitnessPal for my eating habits, dailymile for tracking mileage, and Evernote for all sorts of random things.

This post is going to be about one of my favorite apps for tracking my daily and weekly goals: Habit List

I love Habit List because of the simple design and ability to send me reminders for certain things. I currently have 3 goals set up on Habit List:

Habit List image

The green items are daily goals and the grey is weekly. I use it to remind me every night to take my asthma and iron medicine (if you’re wondering what that is). It adds up for consecutive days in a row (so in the post above I have gone 10 consecutive days taking medicine!)

My workout goal is set to 4 times a week, so every day I workout I check the goal and after I check it off 4 days in one week it goes away from my screen until the week starts over. I like this feature because it is holding me accountable to working out my minimum of four days a week. The image below is what my Habit List looks like when I have already worked out four times in one week.

Habit List Image

Also, Habit List provides weekly and monthly stats to check your completion rate:

Habit list percentages

Last year when I stopped using Habit List I stopped taking my daily iron supplements. I learned it is important for me to use this to hold myself accountable. Have you ever used Habit List (or a similar app)? I hope you will give it a try! Do you have other suggestions for apps I should try? Let me know!

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