Creating Good Habits with Coach.Me
I’ve been struggling a lot lately. Life gets crazy when you have a family, a full-time job, a blog, and classes you’re taking to further your career. My brain is constantly on, and downtime is nonexistent. I’ve dropped so many balls lately. I feel like I’m climbing a slippery slope and can’t find any traction.
The other morning, I was sitting there feeling sorry for myself and wondered what I could do to force myself forward. How could I find motivation to give 150% every day? I was forming really bad habits (OMG… the Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino is the BOMB!!), and feeling really bad about myself.
I started thinking about bullet journals and tracking habits. I LOVE searching Pinterest for images and ideas for bullet journals. My goal is to one day create my own bullet journal. However, I haven’t had time to sit down and begin one.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a few notebooks that I keep near at all times for making lists and taking notes… but not a really cool bullet journal where I can unleash my creativity.
Since I don’t have time to sit down and plan my bullet journal, I started to wonder what apps were available on my iPhone. My phone doesn’t leave my side, so tracking habits on it would be REALLY convenient.
I went to my App Store and typed in “habit trackers” into the Search section. A bunch of apps popped up!
One app jumped out more than the others. I downloaded “Coach.me” to see what it was all about. Would it keep me interested enough to develop good habits?
I opened the app and different topics were displayed. Sections appeared, such as, Personally Grow, Get Fit, Improve Happiness and Relationships, Practice a Skill, Be Productive, and more.
I clicked on “Personally Grow” … because, well, I want to personally grow. The section broke down into subsections such as Wake up early, Write in Journal, Meditate For At Least 10 Minutes, Take a Walk Outside, etc.
Then, I went to the “Improve Happiness and Relationships” section. Who doesn’t want to be happier and have better relationships? Subsections include Be Grateful, Write Three Positive Things About Today, etc.
I started to get excited! You can set weekly goals, and even set reminders. Empty spaces drive me crazy, so, I know I’ll be motivated to complete a task just so I can press the little check mark!
Each section is set up like a challenge. Other users join the challenge and encourage each other. It’s like a great big support system! The chat feature allows users to ask questions and motivate each other.
I haven’t explored any other habit trackers yet, but this one seems really awesome. I set six goals for this week:
My Goals for this Week
Study – 7 Days a Week
Write a Blog Post – 3 Days a Week
Be Grateful – 7 Days a Week
Wake up Early – 7 Days a Week
Read a Book for 30 Minutes – 7 Days a Week
Drink More Water Plan – 7 Days a Week
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not big on change… however, I force myself to do scary things to overcome my fears. The more I work to overcome my fears, the more I’ll grow.
More challenging goals are listed, but I want to start out small. If I can complete these goals this week, I’ll try something more complicated (like “30-Day Plank Challenge”) next week.
Coach.me contains a bunch of different articles to read, as well as links to blogs. I’m only trying the free version right now, but the paid version opens up many more features.
If you’re in a rut and looking for a way to develop better habits, check out this app. Coach.me is available on iPhone, Android, as well as the Internet.
This is not a sponsored post, it’s an honest review of an app I discovered and want to share.