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Develop Better Habits for a Healthier Life Using Autohabit

Develop Better Habits for a Healthier Life Using Autohabit

July 19, 2017

Building good habits takes time. It takes energy and willpower. The problem is that it also takes motivation and occasional reminders to perform the tasks involved in developing those good habits. You might need encouragement and the occasional prompt to work on your new habit. Since it generally takes at least a week for an action or behavior to become a habit, you need a way to remember every day even after the initial "feel good" couple of days when you're gung ho about the new habit.

Autohabit is a simple app to use, and it installs with several great habits already available for you to add to your list. These include things like having better posture, performing acts of kindness, and even making better financial decisions.

When you add a habit to Autohabit, you're signing yourself up for periodic reminders about that new activity or behavior. You'll be prompted every now and then to record how well you've done with that new habit. Some will ask if you've done it, while others will have you record your feelings. There are also habits that ask how well you achieved them on a scale of one to 10.

Once you've signed up for your new habits, you'll get those reminders as push notifications. When one comes in, you can record whether or not you achieved that goal for the day, week, or month. Continuous habits will prompt you at various times throughout the day. You can tap on one of your habits to change its settings, see how you've been doing with it, or delete it altogether once it's become ingrained into your daily routine.

Better yourself one step at a time by building good habits

If none of the built-in habits apply to you, all you have to do is create your own. This is a really nice feature, since you can customize the app and its notifications according to what you need to learn to do better.

When you create a new habit, you go through a short process of naming it and deciding whether it should be a continuous habit, a daily habit, or judged weekly or monthly.

You also pick how to record feedback on the habit. You can leave it as a yes/no, record how well you did on a scale of one to 10, or provide your feelings after completing the habit.

All of this comes together in a nice, simple interface that's easy to use. Developing new habits isn't easy, but it definitely comes more quickly when you get the periodic reminders that Autohabit provides.

The best feature of this app, hands down, is the ability to customize it. You can even customize the prebuilt habits, changing their frequency to best suit your needs and wants.

Whether you're trying to quit smoking or develop better posture, occasional reminders and the ability to rate yourself help develop better habits. This app provides that for you in a clean, uncluttered interface that's easy to navigate and use.

Anthony Dito