Found an app that I really like. It’s called Lift and it helps you track daily goals. Think of it as a habit creator. Key in things that you do or want to do each day and you are able to track your progress. Some goals (like stick to diet) are not unique and so there are obviously a lot of people tracking them; Lift lets the group know when you hit your goal for the day and occasionally you get props from someone for carrying through. No Marine Drill Instructor calls you out for not doing something, but you might get a message the next day asking if there is something you can do today to help you hit your target.
It took me about a month to settle in on my goals. To date they include: reading; jotting down 50 ideas (after James Altucher); Floss; Stick to diet (note: failed this one over Thanksgiving); Journal Writing; Deep Knee Bends. So far, I’ve been most successful at the deep knee bends and the journal writing. I just got back into reading, so I’m feeling good about that. Diet and floss are hit or miss but I intend to get these on track and the 50 ideas are something I’ve just added, so Film at 11 on that.
The key is to do something each day until it becomes a habit. Change is not difficult. Persistence is what is hard. Apps like Lift can help to keep your goals top of mind.