Do you want to break some bad habits or start fresh with some good ones? Let’s be honest, most of us do. Regardless, tracking habits can help you to see a pattern and change your behavior. A great way to do this is by using habit tracking apps. They track your progress using statistics, send you reminders and allow you to see what you are doing well and what you need to improve on. Here is a brief overview of 5 free habit tracking apps. Take the time to explore them and select the one that works best for you.
1) Way of Life (iOS)
Way of Life is a habit tracker that allows a person to see trends in their behavior. With this information, you can devise an action plan to change them. This app is particularly useful for those who are busy. The platform boasts that you can, “invest less than a minute daily to track, identify and change your habits.”
2) Rewire Habit Tracker (Android)
This app is designed with the idea that if you can visualize your successes or failures, you’ll be motivated to do better. One incredibly useful aspect of Rewire is that you can clearly categorize your goals. For example, you could have a section for “fitness,” “work” or “personal”. This allows you to more easily focus on specific aspects of your life.
3) Coach.me (iOS and Android)
Coach.me is unique in terms of philosophy and structure. It is designed to coach you through your objectives, rather than simply monitor them. There are 200,000 different goals to choose from and three categories of coaching including advice, motivation and prompting for each.
- Advice comes from the community and from coaches. You also have the option to hire a 1-on-1 coach.
- Motivation takes the form of encouragement from others and celebrating your successes.
- Prompting is the same as “reminders.” Coach.me will remind you of your goals so that you are more likely to achieve them.
This system is designed to work with your specific needs. You can have as much or as little coaching as you’d like.
4) HabitBull (Android)
HabitBull is an app that is useful for almost everyone, especially those who want tracking their habits to be fun or competitive. You can compete with yourself by building long streaks of successes. HabitBull also has inspiring images and quotes to help keep you on the right track.
There are many other habit tracking tools available and each platform has unique tools and capabilities. Taking the time to utilize one of them may be the difference between reaching your goals and struggling to achieve them. Nothing worth doing comes easy, but with a little help, you can change your habits!
5) Streaks (iOS)
As the name implies, the Streaks app is all about maintaining consistency with your healthy habits. Some habits are meant to be done every day while others can be set for a few times a week. You can set various types of goals, anywhere from fitness to eating to even flossing your teeth. This app also syncs with the iOS Health app, so it can be used in conjunction with other habit-trackers or health-oriented apps.
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