On average it’s believed that it takes about 21 days to build up, or break a habit, either good or bad. Obviously, we want to have good habits, but that can only be done by repetition, and positive reinforcement. Lift is a new app that aims to help you build up good habits by providing a resource for repetition, and positive reinforcement. The app works like a task manager, but with goals to complete and track. You simply add something to your list that you want to do, and then try to do it the day you add it. The app lets you swipe across an item to mark it complete for today, and that item will appear the next day on your list ready to complete again.
You can set-up reminders for any goal on your list, and Lift is all about getting you to do something for the first time. Once you do something, the app can offer reminders, make it easy to mark as complete, and connect with friends. There’s also an extensive activity tracker to see you progress visualized across all of your goals. One of the neatest parts is that if you can’t think of something, there’s a catalog of suggestions spread across different categories. Whether it’s drinking more water, improving your posture, reading more, cutting back on sweets, performing push-ups, and more. The app was also recently updated with the ability for users to create extensive how to guides to perform various goals for all new ideas, with valuable descriptions. There’s also a new simplified UI for iOS 7 to focus on your daily goals.
Lift (Free, iPhone) can inspire you to start new healthy habits, and it makes easy to remember, and keep track of them all.