The world of smart phones has come a long way in a short time. I confess to being fairly new to smart phones and their tricks and uses. I have an iphone and have been enjoying finding new, creative and useful apps each week.
I download and explore a lot of the free apps, though I do have a few that I liked so much I upgraded to the paid version.
One of my favorite apps I just started using is called “Lift.” They have a website you can check out at https://lift.do/
Lift is designed to be like a coach in your pocket. It is a designed to help people build and keep track of better habits. There are 3 simple steps: Set Goals, See your progress, and Get support.
There is a list of goals to choose from, but you have the option to add your own as well. Once you set that up, it moves the goal to a list for you. On the list you “check in” daily when you complete your goal. A Frequency chart appears beside the Check in button that keeps track of your progress.
Wait! There’s more! When you “check in” it is posted on a status board showing how many times you’ve checked in and you can (if you like) put notes on your check in describing a bit more of what you are working on.
For instance: on the board for checking into “reading” you could put a note about which book you are reading. Others on the board will see your “check in” and note (if you put one) and have the option to offer “props” with a thumb’s up sign, or to comment on your note. I must say, it’s pretty cool to “check in” then have others come behind you with “props.” It’s like getting a pat on the back or an “atta girl.”
Lift also offers 21 day habit training. These are goals that are designed to help you form good habits. The 21 day challenges come with instructions and inspiring quotes to encourage you along the way.
With Lift you can choose your goals and tasks, you can add people to follow and gain followers, invite your friends and have fun meeting your goals and encouraging others.
As an added benefit there are groups you can join like “Daily Good Deed Challenge”, complete with instructions for doing good deeds, what it means, suggestions for what to do, interesting tidbits of information and daily challenges.
Finally, on the web you have the option to export your progress to an excel or google spreadsheet for better tracking purposes.
So, if you’re looking for a free and easy to use app to keep track of goals and act as a mini-coach, I recommend “Lift.” Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Cherry Coley ©