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

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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: http://habitica.wikia.com/wiki/Getting_Started

Record your resolutions

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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.

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

 

 

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