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!

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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!

Meetings of the Minds: Guilds for Learning New Things

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It’s August, and for many folks that means that school is back in session, or will be soon! Whether you’re a student in school or just a person who loves to learn about the world, you can find fellow Habiticans who are excited to join you and help support you. In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of Habitica’s best Guilds for Learning New Things!

The Samurai of Philomathy:
https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/c4328791-5172-4126-a73d-b54b34f9c20e
Philomathy means the love of learning and studying, and this Guild is full of Habiticans who are excited about expanding their minds! Check out their variety of running Challenges, which will encourage you to explore new topics and experiences.

Busy Learning:
https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/870e2ca0-30b1-49df-9107-75188a58cb00
Busy Learning is a place for exchanging all the new things you’ve added to your knowledge with fellow Habiticans. This Guild also has a series of ongoing Challenges posted in the Tavern called Learn for 30 Days you can join for an extra motivation boost!

Today I Learned… :
https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/a8f0bca4-dc08-437e-9664-de7520b8fba2
Habitica Moderator deilann created this Guild where folks can share interesting facts with each other. Read the exciting things your fellow Habiticans have learned, and be inspired to seek out some new knowledge yourself!

Coursera Conscripts:
https://habitica.com/groups/guild/896f82a1-a7d9-489c-9bdd-4fccd3373630

This Guild welcomes all who are taking or interested in taking a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, from any MOOC program or platform. It’s a great place to chat about what sorts of courses are out there to take, as well as to share what you’re learning! Coursera Conscripts members also have posted a number of Challenges for those taking specific courses.

These Guilds and many others are here to help you learn better and remember more! And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to enhance your knowledge, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

For the Love of Animals: Guilds for Pet Care!

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Habiticans love pets, as anyone working toward a Beastmaster badge can happily tell you! Many Habiticans also have animal friends in their lives who aren’t of the pixel kind, and of course those pets need slightly more maintenance than their counterparts in your Habitica Stable! Whether you’re working on a better basic care routine for your pet, or you’re a pet care pro looking for ideas to help you streamline your animal-related tasks, you can find fellow Habiticans who are also looking to be even better caregivers for their furry, scaly, and feathered companions! In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of Habitica’s Pet Care-focused Guilds.

Cat Lovers:
https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/eb01928c-8d89-4987-a972-32c12ef9d02a
If you have a cat or are just a fan of cats, check out Cat Lovers! This Guild is a fun place to chat about your feline friend, discuss tips for kitty care, or just enjoy exchanging stories and pictures of cats and kittens.

Cynophiles:
https://habitica.com/groups/guild/9ffb19bb-1356-4ead-b585-c5031b5393b1

A cynophile is a person who loves canines! And if you’re a dog lover, you’re sure to find like-minded folks in this Guild. You can join their active Chat to talk all about the pups in your life.They also have fun Challenges including one with dog-related word puzzles that appear in the chat!

Pet Owners and Lovers:
https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/eaacb040-5e6e-49b4-9707-14893feb42b5

Owners of any animal companion(s) are welcome in Pet Owners and Lovers! Their Guild chat is full of Habiticans asking for advice, offering tips, and sharing stories and photos of their wonderful pets! This Guild also has a great selection of Challenges related to the care of different animals including dogs, cats, rats, birds, and more!

Purely Positive Dog Trainers:
https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/14ae3965-0536-4b63-bc55-3dbd6660e3af

Are you a dog owner (or owner of another pet!) looking to teach your friend some new tricks or helpful actions? Check out this Guild for tips on training methods that involve positive reinforcement! Purely Positive Dog Trainers also offers Challenges related to using training to improve your dog’s fitness!

These Guilds and many others are here to help you be the best pet-friend you can be! And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica for Pet Care, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

Adventures Great and Small: Guilds for Outdoor Hobbies

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It’s officially summertime (well, at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere!), and it’s a great season to get out and enjoy what the outdoors have to offer. Whether you’re simply trying to get outside more often or you’re an adventure enthusiast who wants to add to your repertoire, you can find fellow Habiticans who are excited to join you! In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing on just a few of Habitica’s outdoors-focused Guilds.

Venture Outside Your Lair: https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/00ea45dd-45bd-4dff-9652-caf5033041b1

This Guild’s aim is simple: to get you to leave the house and enjoy what the outdoors and wider world have to offer. The chat provides a great space for Guild members to motivate each other and share their journeys into the world. Venture Outside Your Lair also has a variety of fun, gamified Challenges to not only encourage you to get outside, but to engage with your environment while you’re there!

Outdoor Corps: https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/87f0fcf5-a553-4bf3-9b61-5612110eb2b6

Outdoor Corps is a Guild for all who love outdoor activities, from hiking and other sports to just spending time in nature. The Guild Chat is full of tales, fun tips, and encouraging messages from members discussing their adventures outside. Check out their Challenges for even more incentives to spend more time in the fresh air!

Gardening Gnomes: https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/d39e4c9f-ffee-4888-a1c6-77ed6261a525

Do you have a green thumb? Or do you wish you did? Take a peek into Gardening Gnomes to meet Habiticans who share a love for plants and taking care of them! The chat features lively discussions of prize plants as well as questions and answers for those learning the horticultural arts. They also have a couple of Challenges to encourage plant upkeep – just the thing if you are the type to forget to water your leafy friends!

These Guilds and many others are here to help you get outside and find fun things to do when you’re there! And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to help you spend more time outside of your dwelling, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

Spaces for the Creative: Guilds for Arts and Crafts!

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Many Habiticans excel in creative and artistic pursuits, so it’s no surprise that we have a large number of Guilds organized by and for creators, makers, and artists! In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing just a few of Habitica’s Guilds that are related to Arts- and-Crafts.

Knitting and Crocheting:  https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/4d106168-f8bd-4235-92ee-e3490fcd2634

Are you a yarn-craft enthusiast? If so, Knitting and Crocheting is a great place to meet fellow Habiticans that share your passion! Discuss your projects in the chat and check out a wide variety of Challenges to help you start and finish all the projects on your list! (Bonus: this Guild is run by our very own Lemoness!)

Artists Guild:  https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/dea7a124-9e69-4163-a708-d3e961a96159

This Guild is a great place to discuss your work in visual art in any medium. The Artists Guild has a great list of Challenges that will help give you an extra boost of motivation on your projects. Share your work in the Guild chat and discuss your favorite tips and tricks for media, techniques, or for getting yourself motivated!

Crafty Nerds: https://habitica.com/#/options/groups/guilds/20eebbde-ecf0-47db-a3bd-443e2d321ac0

If you are a crafter, maker, or artist of any kind, but also want to geek out, this is the Guild for you! Join other fantastically creative folks who proudly call themselves “nerds” here. Discuss projects, the work of artists and creators you admire, and get helps and tips in the chat. This Guild also has a great Challenge focused on helping you finish a U.F.O.(un-finished object)!
These Guilds and many others are here to help you manage your creative projects! And if you’re looking for more advice on using Habitica to help you with arts and crafts, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!

Finding Time for Fun: Guilds for Managing your Relaxing Hobbies

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Habiticans are known for their productivity, but an important part of staying productive is taking time to relax and do the things you enjoy! In this month’s Spotlight we’re focusing on some Guilds where Habiticans talk about what they do for fun and how they make time for fun.

TV and Movie Enthusiasts Club: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/1d9dcf4d-95f7-405c-b4e8-3d998251c7b2

Are you a movie lover? A television connoisseur? This Guild is a great place to meet other Habiticans who are into TV and Movies! There’s a lively discussion in the Guild chat, and several running Challenges including a Movie of the Week!

Gamers Union: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/b767f59d-3743-462f-bd2d-9fe5390ddf53

This Guild is for players of all kinds of games, from tabletop to video games and beyond. They have a great chat filled with discussions of favorite games and recommendations for new ones to check out. Gamers Union also has a number of Challenges to help you discover new games on all kinds of platforms — you might even find a new favorite!

Tabletop Gamers: https://habitica.com/groups/guild/a24a3958-2fda-4c55-a9a6-a1e3d3856df2

Whether you’re a Dungeon Master or totally new to the world of tabletop gaming, Tabletop Gamers is a great place to learn more, find games, and talk to others who share your enthusiasm! Featured Challenges in this Guild include Challenges based around games, but also a Dungeons and Dailies Challenge that helps you turn your Habitica Tasks page into your own tabletop-style adventure!

These Guilds and many others are here to help you make time for fun! And if you’re looking for more advice on managing your relaxing hobbies, be sure to read this month’s Use Case Spotlight, featuring tips and tricks from fellow Habiticans!