Sticking to Your Resolutions, Part IV: Superuser Solutions

This is the last part in a four part guide aimed at helping people get ready for a fantastic year! If you’re just joining us, check out Part I: Setting the Stage for SuccessPart II: Tidy Up Last Year, and Part III: Social Productivity.

For those of you who tried us out before (maybe back when we were called HabitRPG?) and are just now coming back with brand new determination to level up, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention three in-game elements that you can use to reset yourself. For those who’ve been with us more recently, maybe you’re looking for ways to scrape the slate clean and start anew. Here are some options.


Reset Account: If you’re returning from a long hiatus and want to start all over again with a clean slate and a training sword, you can do a partial reset by going to the Settings Gear > Site and looking in the section marked “Danger Zone”. There’s a red button there labeled “Reset Account” that will perform as advertised. (There’s another red button next to it, “Delete Account”, but you’re not reading through all this text and opting for that choice, are you?)

Rebirth and Fortify (gem-purchasable): If Habitica used to rock your socks off but you feel like like there’s less and less motivation to stick with it now that you’ve achieved countless honors and collected all the gear, using the Orb of Rebirth offers an opportunity to experience it all over again, while keeping your tasks in place.

Not ready to start over at Level 1? A Fortify Potion will reset all your tasks to neutral yellow as well as restoring all your health. It’s a nice palate cleanser if you’re paralyzed at the thought of facing down a horde of dark red tasks.

If you’re looking for even more ways to begin afresh, there’s a great article over on the wiki that you might want to check out: Start-Over Options.

Whew, that was a lot of hard work getting ready for an amazing year–well done! 

Do you have other tips for starting the year on the right foot? Let us know in the comments below, or come chat about it in the Tavern!

Let’s make this year the best ever!

WEEKLY STATUS REPORT: New Staff Member, and New Year’s Resolution Blog Posts + Challenge

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We’re very excited to announce that our mobile app master Viirus, aka Philip Thelen, is now officially a Habitica staff member! He’s been the driving force behind our iOS app, as well as a significant contributor to our Android app, so we are thrilled to have him battling at our side. Come congratulate him in the Tavern!
Plus, we’ve posted the first three parts of our four-part series on how to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. Be sure to join the companion Challenge to follow along with the tips as they are posted and have a chance at winning 10 gems. 

Sticking to Your Resolutions, Part III: Social Productivity

This is the third in a four part guide aimed at helping people get ready for a fantastic year! If you’re just joining us, check out Part I: Setting the Stage for Success and Part II: Tidy Up Last Year.

Ain’t no party like a

Productivity Party!


One of the best ways to stay on track is to be part of an active party that goes on lots of quests. If your existing party is all checked into the inn, give them a nudge via email or private message to see if any of them might also want to get back to leveling up! If you’ve never been part of a party, now is a great time to entice your friends to join Habitica (and unlock a Basi-List Quest when you do so) or find new ones in the Party Wanted guild.

Re-examining Guilds


Guilds are another area where you can find like-minded people to talk about your goals and shared interests. Can’t find one that fits? Start your own! Now is also a good time to review all the guilds you’ve joined. If you realize that you’re just not interested in esoteric discussions on the best brand of diving helmet sealant in the Zombies for Scuba-diving guild, it might be time to make room for new interests. Our monthly Guild Spotlights are a great way to find new groups!

Challenge yourself

Hopefully you’ve cleaned out all the incomplete challenges when you went through and tidied up your Habitica dashboard setup.  Make sure you also remember to close any challenges you’ve launched and award gems to the winner!

If you’re curious about other what other tasks people are working on or if you think your resolutions are one of the popular ones, check out the Library of Shared Lists.

Also check out The Bulletin Board , a guild where Habiticans go to learn about and announce new challenges and new guilds. 

Hang on to your helms–there’s one last part to this series! Check out Part IV, or start from the beginning with Part I and Part II.

Sticking to Your Resolutions, Part II: Tidy Up Last Year

This is the second in a four part series! If you missed Part I, read it here: Setting the Stage for Success


Longtime users (or Habiticans who’ve been vacationing in far-off internets) might find their dashboard filled with tasks that are no longer relevant or interesting. If you can take the time to clean up a bit, it’ll give this year’s resolutions extra room to stand out!

Here’s a suggested framework for going through your existing setup:

Start with your Dailies: Is each task something you’re still actively working on? If you consistently accomplish the Daily, you might not need the reminder anymore. Consider removing it! Remember, it can always go back on the list if you start slipping.

If a Daily has been neglected, is it because it wasn’t a high priority during the holidays, or is it something that you had hoped to accomplish more regularly and it didn’t quite stick? If the latter, consider turning it into a Habit or deleting it altogether. If you’re not ready to do either, try moving it to a someday/maybe list, either in a checklist item within Habitica or in a separate document that gets reviewed regularly.

Next, reassess your Habits. Should they be upgraded to Dailies, further tweaked for effectiveness, or removed from the list entirely?


Finally, review all your To-Dos. Have any of the tasks listed stopped being relevant, like “acquire a new dragon egg incubator” when the eggs have already hatched (and turned out to be manticores besides)? Should tasks that don’t need to be worked on *right now* be moved to your someday/maybe list or deleted? Or maybe you want to keep the To-Do, but should break it up into more actionable chunks so that it’s easier to tackle.

Remember to take breaks when necessary! This is a big and important project, and if you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed, it’s helpful to take a step back so that you can re-calibrate and approach your setup with fresh eyes.


Want to read more? On to Part III, or check out Part I and Part IV!

WEEKLY STATUS REPORT: Sabertooth Pet Quest, New Year’s Resolution Series, Chat Reversal, and Merchandise Page

It was a busy week!


We introduced the Sabertooth pets and mounts! To get them, just pick up the Sabre Cat quest scroll from the quest shop. A ferocious feline has broken lose from the ice in the Stoïkalm Steppes, but if you attack your tasks to defeat the beast, you can earn some Sabertooth eggs.

Plus, we’ve now implemented the option to reverse the order of chat in parties, Guilds, and the Tavern! This will make it easier for those Habiticans who use screen readers to catch up on chat. To reverse the order, simply click the checkbox under the Send Chat / Fetch Recent Messages buttons that says “Show chat messages in reverse order.”



Also, our awesome Habitica merchandise is now gathered in one easy-to-access page! If you want to get our stickers or preorder the next batch of Habitica T-shirts, head on over and check it out.

Finally, we’re starting a four-part series on how to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions now that the initial magic may have worn off. Check out the first blog post now, and stayed tuned for the next post later this week. There’s even a companion Challenge that will enable you to follow along with the tips as they are posted. Enter it to set the stage for a successful year (and have a chance at winning 10 gems)!

Sticking to your Resolutions, Part I: Setting the Stage for Success


We’re now two weeks into the new year! How are we all doing on our New Year’s Resolutions?

Now that the excitement of the holidays has died down a bit, it’s time to go sailing on the Plains of Productivity and establish the routines to make this year really awesome. You already have your goals–it’s time to figure out the nitty-gritty of achieving them.

This guide is intended for those who are already familiar with Habitica’s Habits, Dailies, To-Dos, and Challenge system. There will be four parts in total, so be sure to check them all out!

If you’re brand new to Habitica, welcome! You may want to take a look at the Getting Started section on the Wiki home page:

Record your resolutions


It’s hard to remember everything that’s on your plate, and resolutions are no different! Writing them down and reviewing them regularly is a great way to make sure they remain a priority, so make this the year that you stick to your resolutions and enter them on your tasks page.

By listing your resolutions in the same place as your other tasks, they’re integrated with all the other things you have to do. This keeps them front and center as you figure out the specific routine of making progress on each goal. Suggested reading: Establishing Your Tasks and The Habit Loop. Extra Credit: Gamifying Your Lists.

Also, if you don’t already use tags, it’s a good time to start by tagging all tasks associated with your New Year’s Resolutions with “NY Resolutions” or if you’re really short on space, an emoji like :tada:. Pro Tip: did you know that if you select a tag and THEN type in the task, the task will be automatically tagged with the selected tag? It works on both web and mobile!

Lastly, if you feel like you need the extra accountability to keep up with the resolutions, you can always create a challenge within your party or a supportive guild so that other people can see how you’re doing.


For more in this series, here’s Part IIPart III, and Part IV.



WEEKLY STATUS REPORT: Wintery Hair Colors, New Armoire Items, January Backgrounds, and Habitica Video!

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The Wintery Hair Colors are back by popular demand! You can buy them on the avatar customization page. They’re only here until January 31st, so get them while they’re cold.
Speaking of fun avatar customizations… there are four new pieces of equipment in the Enchanted Armoire, a gold reward that you unlock after you have all of your class equipment! Now you can be a Dragon Tamer or wield a Glowing Spear. Enjoy!
And what good is fine armor or a handsome hair color without a lovely background? Luckily, there are three new ones to buy from the Background Shop. Have fun in the snow!

WEEKLY STATUS REPORT: Beeminder Guest Post and Party Hats


There’s a new guest post on our blog about the awesome Beeminder-Habitica integration, just in time for resolution season! Be sure to check it out if you want an extra sting to keep yourself motivated.


Plus, in honor of the new year, some free Party Hats are available in the Rewards store! New users get the ever-handsome Absurd Party Hat, and users who already received one last year get the Silly Party Hat or the new Ridiculous Party Hat. These hats will be available to purchase until January 31st, but once you’ve bought them, you’ll have them forever. Enjoy!