Guilds for Parenting and Family Life

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Happy June, Habiticans! Summer is nearly here, and it’s a great time to catch up and bond with your family. This month’s Spotlight focuses on Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you as you take care of family business as well as family fun.

Parents’ Guild

This large and active Guild is full of fellow Habitican parents, sharing stories and ideas in the chat! It’s a supportive space for discussing other family-related issues as well. The Parents’ Guild also offers a number of Challenges for managing family life and making sure you take care of yourself.

Parents of Under-Threes

If you’re the parent or guardian of an extra-small adventurer, be sure to check out Parents of Under-Threes! The chat is a great place to discuss the special challenges of parenting young children, share ideas, and find support when you’re exhausted or frustrated in your toddler-care quests!

Loved Ones of those with Depression and Anxiety

If you have loved ones who are living with a mental health condition, this Guild can offer a supportive and understanding chat where you can discuss your experiences. In this active group, you can also talk with others about the importance of taking care of yourself so you can be a healthy support to folks in your life who are managing mental illness.

Pet Owners and Lovers

This is a Guild for chatting about the care and keeping of the furry, scaly, and winged members of your family. Pet Owners and Lovers also has a number of great Challenges to help you be an even better pet parent.

These Guilds and many, many others are here to give you helpful information and community support as you and your family work together to keep your household running, take care of each other, and have fun!! Until next time, take care. ❤

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Caring for the Mind: Guilds for Mental Health and Wellness

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Hello, dear Habiticans! Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? In honor of this event, this month’s Spotlight focuses on some Guilds in Habitica where you can learn techniques for awareness and mental well-being.

Mentally Ill: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/54846572-9b87-421c-a2f5-11f72ee8ecfc

This Guild is open to all those affected by mental illness and/or looking to improve their mental health. The chat is a supportive and safe space to discuss symptoms and experiences and to share tips and ideas. Mentally Ill also offers a wide variety of Challenges that may offer helpful motivation boosts for learning more about mental health and for managing symptoms.

Mastering Emotions (DBT Skills): https://habitica.com/groups/guild/109d5b3f-661f-49cf-ad1d-53de129ecaf5

Mastering Emotions is a space for Habiticans who are using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to manage difficult feelings and the situations around those feelings. Check it out for a welcoming and encouraging chat and a long list of Challenges for learning about DBT methods and for developing skills for emotional management.

ADHDers Guild: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/17848f38-0418-4764-9fe8-91fdc9950e32

This is a large community on Habitica dedicated to creating a supportive and helpful environment for folks with ADD/ADHD. Their Guild description has a tremendous collection of helpful resources, and the chat space there is kind, friendly, and active. ADHDers also hosts a number of Challenges for help, motivation, and for learning more about ADHD and related conditions.

Anxiety Alliance: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/1da5ae22-6659-4600-9951-905f923c9373

This Guild is devoted to those working through anxiety-related mental illness. There’s an active and supportive chat for Guild members to discuss experiences and share tips. There are also a bunch of helpful Challenges–including several that repeat monthly–to help with anxiety management, meditation, and getting out of your comfort zone.

These Guilds and many, many others are here to give you helpful information and community support as you work on improving your mental health and wellness! In fact, there are so many Guilds on Habitica devoted to this topic that we’ll be doing another post (or two!) on this topic in the future.

There’s also a Use Case Spotlight post this week featuring mental health related tips from fellow Habiticans! Until next time, take care. ❤

Be the Change: Guilds for Making a Difference

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Hello Habiticans! Did you know April is National Volunteer Month in the U.S.? That makes this month a great time to get involved in making the world a better place. In this month’s Spotlight, we’re focusing on just a few of the many Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you as you change your community, country, or even the whole planet for the better!

Ghost Ship: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/4b4c7c73-884d-42ea-b2f8-e6be35d28479

Did you know that by becoming an organ donor, you can potentially save the lives of eight or more other people? Join Ghost Ship to learn more about becoming an organ donor and how very important that is to so many people! In this Guild you can also join the “<3 I am an organ donor! <3” Challenge so you can get an achievement for your profile that lets other Habiticans know you’ve taken this generous step to save lives.

Effective Altruists: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/7264bf75-e413-482a-8fcd-279c421610d6

This Guild is a Habitican community for folks interested in the social and philosophical movement of Effective Altruism, which focuses on finding evidence-and reason-based methods for improving the world. Check out this Guild for a supportive chat, and a number of Challenges to get you started on helping others and making your community and world better!

InHabitants of Earth: the eco-friendly guild: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/9b8989b7-73e9-4904-af1a-77e34e7b8094

InHabitants of Earth focuses on a very important aspect of creating change for the better in the world: living sustainably! Take a look at their Challenges for ideas to help you be more eco-conscious in your everyday life. Plus, their chat is full of ideas and tips!

Accountability Buddies: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/9585fe1b-854b-4495-9cde-f09dbf2f53d1

Some of the most important things we can do to make a positive impact on the world is to support and encourage others. Accountability Buddies matches Habiticans together so that they can pursue their goals with added support. Check it out today if you’re willing to be an Accountability Buddy, and/or if you need one yourself!

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you find new ideas and motivation for making a difference! Stay positive, and remember all the little things we all do out of kindness and care really do add up. ❤

Another One Fights the Dust: Guilds for Spring Cleaning

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It’s only early March, but spring is in the air in Habitica! March is a great time to think about that much-loved (and sometimes hated!) ritual of Spring Cleaning. In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of the many Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you as you look for tips and motivation. These groups are ready to help you plan a serious cleaning of your whole dwelling, or even just help you build habits to encourage general tidiness year-round.

Slobs Anonymous: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/e02f5aae-f406-41f8-a24f-b2a85316cc0e

Slobs Anonymous welcomes any and all Habiticans who are trying to be better at keeping their spaces clean and neat. They host a variety of cleaning- and organization-related Challenges for extra encouragement. Plus, their chat is full of folks regaling the group with tales of their grimiest adventures and sharing their tips and tricks!

Horrible Housekeepers of Habitica: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/d45d32c8-21eb-40a4-baec-ac644d11d6af

Do you have lots of neglected cleaning tasks stacking up? Check out this Guild for an active and supportive chat and regular Challenges to help motivate you to wash those scary old dishes or dust your bookshelves!

Make Your Home Sweet Home:  https://habitica.com/groups/guild/d33f834c-9c24-4484-9d1c-95dfa323175e

Make Your Home Sweet Home is a Guild dedicated to helping you organize your living space and keep it that way! In their chat, you’ll find lots of Habiticans talking about how they tackle their most daunting cleaning tasks.

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you find new ideas and motivation for working through your Spring Cleaning. Happy scrubbing! ❤

Sharing the Love: Guilds for Interpersonal Relationships

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One thing Habitica is famous for is having a kind and supportive community. And February – the month associated with love!-  is a great time to work on your connections with other people, both in Habitica and out in the non-pixel world. In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of the many Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you as you look for support and tips to help you grow and maintain your interpersonal relationships.

Choose Your Partner Today: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/a9c4b5b6-cfb2-4c18-9a8b-ff54a89bf4bf

When there’s someone really special in your life, one of the most important things you can do is remind yourself (and them!) about why they are so special to you. This Guild is built around a unique monthly Challenge that asks you to remember why you chose this important person to be your partner and to find reasons to continue to choose them every day. The Guild Chat is filled with Habiticans sharing why their partners are so essential to their lives. Aww! ❤

Pen Pals: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/b3125106-8d42-4b98-be5b-6fe8cd965e56

If you’d like to connect with other Habiticans, or if you love writing and receiving letters, check out Pen Pals! It’s a community of folks looking to engage with others over snail mail or email, and you’re certain to find a new friend you can start a great conversation with.

Be Kind to Yourself Guild: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/de98b936-44a3-47a8-b83a-a5b8c3584e79

This Guild offers support and tips to help you take better care of yourself! After all, taking the time to be kind to yourself and practice self-care is a key part of being able to engage in better relationships with the other people in your life. Check out the chat for great ideas for taking care of your mind, body, and emotions.

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you find new and helpful ways to nurture your personal connections both on- and off-line! And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to help with interpersonal relationships, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

New Goals for the New Year! Guilds for Setting (and Keeping) Realistic Goals

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2018 is in full swing, Habiticans! January is a great time to set new goals and think about what you’d like to accomplish before it’s time to ring in yet another new year. In these Habitica Guilds, you’ll find fellow players to support you and your goals (or resolutions, even!) for the coming year and beyond.

Official New Year’s Resolution Guild: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/6e6a8bd3-9f5f-4351-9188-9f11fcd80a99

If you’re pursuing a special goal for 2018, the Official New Year’s Resolution Guild is here for you! Official Habitica Challenges will be posted there every month this year, each with a different theme related to maintaining your progress and accountability. For even more support, check out the Guild chat. It’s full of folks checking in about their goals and offering each other encouragement!

Short-Term Goal Accountability: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/59f699a3-9d22-4d6d-b34a-8fcdf2ad1dac

Are you working on a goal that’s more of a week-long or month-long pursuit? How about an extra push to accomplish just one of your tasks for today? Look no further than the Short Term Goal Accountability Guild (or, as it’s affectionately mis-abbreviated, the STAG Guild)! This Guild has a huge selection of helpful Challenges that are regularly rotated and updated. They also have a very active chat made up of helpful Habiticans ready to motivate you!

Long-Term Goal Accountability: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/7c6fcc88-9ff0-47d1-9fca-80e3091c225b

If you’re working on a longer-term project or another goal that’s three or more months in the future, this Guild is here to help. LTGA offers a number of fun themed Challenges to help you stay on track to reach those big milestones and a chat full of folks discussing how their goals are going. Plus, it’s headed by our very own Moderator and Wise Woman, Dewines! 🙂

Library of Tasks and Challenges: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/adcd6903-e3c6-4c27-a0e9-21f2e7515cd6

This Guild is the perfect place to go for inspiration if you have a goal in mind but aren’t sure how to best use Habitica’s features to pursue it. The chat has lots of Habiticans sharing task and Challenge ideas. Plus, there’s a huge list of Challenges in the Guild itself that you can use to copy tasks into your own list. These Challenges cover a wide variety of topics and possible goals!

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you set achievable goals and to support you as you pursue them! And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to help with setting realistic goals, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

Making Your Days Merry and Bright: Guilds to Help With Holiday Tasks!

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The holiday season is upon us, Habiticans! In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of the many Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you in your quest to head into the holidays prepared for all the work involved as well as all the fun!

Seasonal Decoration Guild: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/f065a669-9483-42d4-9562-7f8dd5b8adb7

The Seasonal Decoration Guild is ready, willing, and able to help you with all your holiday prep needs! From decorating and baking to budgeting, this Guild has a great active chat and runs a number of helpful Challenges for extra motivation! Plus, this Guild is led by our very own Seasonal Sorceress, Leslie (AKA: Lemoness) 🙂

Chef’s Special: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/0f2c28ff-35db-47eb-a459-5466dcd7d958

One of the very best things about the holiday season is all the delicious food we can make and share with family and friends! If you’re in the market for recipes and ideas for holiday dinners, desserts, or other special confections, look no further than the Guild chat in Chef’s Special. This Guild also has some fun Challenges encouraging finding new recipes, trying new things, and using up ingredients.

The Procrastinators: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/3d5c008e-664a-4cc6-a1bd-34d1baccc31e

With the holidays so close, is it possible you’ve left some tasks to the last minute? If so, fear not! Procrastinators is here to help give you the boost of motivation you need to get it all done. They feature an active chat full of members sharing tips, as well as a bunch of great Challenges to really get you going!

The Mindfulness and Stress Relief Guild: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/5b92fb16-8a21-4678-ad85-655f00683c3a

Finally, even though the holidays are a time of joy and togetherness, they can also bring stress. We rush through tasks, and sometimes all the time with friends and loved ones can even overwhelm us! Check out The Mindfulness and Stress Relief Guild for a supportive chat as well as Challenges created to help you slow down, de-stress, and take care of yourself.

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you get prepared to spend your holidays ready to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to help with holiday tasks, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

Generating Interest: Guilds for Money Matters

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November is already almost over, and many folks are thinking about budgeting for the Holidays, or even about how they want to work on their financial habits in the New Year. In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of the many Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you in your quest to tame your budget and work toward growing your savings!

Financial Discipline Guild: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/09a66cc6-62d9-4eaf-a705-4ea8ea330544

Financial Discipline is a large, active Guild dedicated to helping its members build healthier habits for their spending and saving. Check it out to read tips from fellow Habiticans and discuss any questions you’d like to post to the group! Financial Discipline also has a variety of Challenges, some of which are updated monthly.

52 Weeks: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/b78dfbb6-3009-4ae8-804d-832b533eac0a

52 Weeks is a Guild built around a series of Challenges designed to improve your life week by week for one year. This Guild’s list of Challenges includes the original 52-Week Challenge, where you put away an increasing number of dollars each week, starting with $1 in the first week of January. By the end of the year, you’ll have saved $1378! Check it out!

Death and Taxes: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/89a035c1-d7c9-42dc-99bd-d30cb11c5417

This guild focuses on helping Habiticans prepare their taxes each year! Check out their chat for a friendly community of folks who are ready to help you with questions and share strategies for getting all that pesky paperwork done efficiently and as inexpensively as possible! It also takes its name from a famous quote.

Quitting Poverty: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/551d0e43-b7d2-48ff-8087-10e8bd4f11e1

Quitting Poverty is a Guild of Habiticans looking to improve their long-term financial situations. A big focus here is unlearning unhealthy short-term spending and saving habits. Though its namesake blog is no longer running and the Guild is less active, its members are working to revive it and would love help if you’re interested!

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you work on building your budgeting and saving habits . And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to help with Money Matters, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

Gatherings of Good Cheer: Guilds for Cultivating Positivity

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This autumn, you’ll be hearing many folks around Habitica talking about all the things about the season that make them happy. Sharing these kinds of positives in your life and working to be more aware of them is an important part of self-care, and making sure you’re taking care of yourself is key as you pursue your goals. In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of the many Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you in your quest to create and maintain an optimistic outlook!

Happy List Guild! https://habitica.com/groups/guild/a1d9d3fd-fa2f-4eb5-89b9-194246963ac0

The Happy List Guild is a group built around its themed Challenges! Each Challenge asks you to post a list of ten things that make you happy and fit the Challenge theme. As you make and post your own lists, you can enjoy hearing from fellow Guild members about theirs!

Good Things Today: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/6193e183-4dc8-4d50-9744-121c45305b7b

Good Things Today is all about sharing the little moments that make you happy every day. Check it out for an active chat full of folks looking on the bright side. Good Things Today also runs monthly Challenges where you can win gems for consistently sharing your good things!

Daily Positivity and Updates: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/f131d416-834f-49c2-9554-300edf23ed65
This Guild focuses on positivity and inspiration along with check-ins about how you’re doing on your goals and habits. The idea is to stay accountable and to cheer each other on!

The Optimists: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/4f11eb55-fe44-4805-8a30-9009fd7d7979

The Optimists is a group for those who look on the bright side, or wish to look there more often! Check out their chat for tips, recommendations, and quotes to help you shape a more positive perspective on the world!

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you remember and focus on the good things in your life .  And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to cultivate positivity, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

Places for Polyglots: Guilds for Learning Languages

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Happy Fall! Whether you’re in school, or just learning on your own, it’s a great time to expand your knowledge. Habiticans love to learn, and one of the things they love to learn most are new languages. In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of the many Guilds in Habitica where you can find fellow players to support you in your language-learning journey!

Duolinguists of Habitica: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/22360759-fd87-444d-86bd-42724be07bd7

Do you use Duolingo? It’s a language-learning app that many Habiticans love, and you can find them here! Duolinguists of Habitica has a supportive, active chat and a huge variety of Challenges for different languages you might be interested in learning.

The Language Hackers: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/283171a5-422c-4991-bc78-95b1b5b51629

This Guild is for anyone who wants to learn a new language, or even many new languages! They have a great resource list of apps, sites, and books that can help you reach your goal. They also offer Challenges to help give you extra incentive as you work on your linguistic skills.

The JRPG Club: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/df76bff9-28c8-4aed-8ba9-ac83095f9530

If you’re learning Japanese, or interested in learning Japanese, this Guild is here for you! The JRPG club runs several Challenges for extra motivation. You can discuss your approach to learning, post in Japanese, and share tips and resources in their chat.

Learning French – Apprendre le français:
https://habitica.com/groups/guild/3272dfab-2b42-4ccd-ab12-eeeb4aed63ad

This Guild is here for any Habitican who speaks French or aspires to! You can post about your favorite strategies and resources in their Guild chat. They also have challenges (in both French and English) to help with motivation and accountability as you learn.

These Guilds and many, many others are here to help you become bilingual, trilingual, or a polyglot. We’ll definitely be highlighting more language-learning Guilds in the future as well, so let us know if there is one you’d like to see featured!  And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to learn languages, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!