Most new year’s resolutions are doomed to failure, either because they’re vague and difficult to accomplish, aren’t real goals or are lacking a plan to get from here to there. iDoneThis is a new web app that takes your goals and habits you want to build, reminds you to work towards them daily or weekly (you can choose), and puts you on a virtual team of people with similar goals so you can work together and support each other.We’ve discussed several times how the best way to work towards a goal is to make them public, subject yourself to peer pressure or harness the support of your social network to help you get there. iDoneThis does just that — every day, along with your reminder, you’ll get a “team report” of how everyone’s doing.
iDoneThis already allows you to track your own or group goals on a calendar and get regular reminders, so it’s a great tool to help you with your goals. The new habit-tracking feature is designed specifically to help you with your new year’s resolutions, and the positive habits you want to build in the new year. There are plenty of tools that let you track your goals and set reminders to keep you on track, so iDoneThis isn’t unique in that regard, but what’s particularly useful about the web app is how it matches you up with people who have the same or similar resolutions.
Even if you’re not making explicit new year’s resolutions, do you have any goals or life-enriching habits you want to build in the new year? What tools are you using to track them? Share your plans in the comments below.