Experts can’t agree on how long it takes to set a habit: one estimate puts it at 21 days, another a more pessimistic 66.
But while the academics squabble, get straight to the point with Habitify: a habit tracker and pocket-sized motivator that’ll have you breaking bad habits and making good ones.
There’s no time like the present. To start the first day of the rest of your life, open up the app and set your first objective – suggestions (which you can edit) include read a book, or go for a run. Then, select the regularity with which you’d like to complete the task – whether that’s every day, alternate days or only on Wednesdays.
Set a timed reminder and you’re off; add the widget to your home screen so you can’t ignore your digital cheerleader.
Habitify isn’t about the bells and whistles – its aim is to cut through the noise to concentrate your mind. Therefore, the interface is simple and organised, with all your habits presented in a calendar and ordered chronologically, so you can see your day measured out in goals.
It’s more than a souped-up calendar, though. The app also gamifies your progress to get you striving for success. Keep hitting your habit targets and you’ll run up a streak; you can also monitor your progress on charts that can show you your most productive days, favourite habits and completion rates.
With iOS 12, the addition of Siri Shortcut functionality means you can quickly set your habits as done or not done. Also, the new Apple Watch layout focuses on your habits at that particular time of the day. So, go show the world what you can do.