Small habits make big differences
What’s the best way for us to decide whether we’ve had a ‘good day’? For me, at the moment, it’s measured by the above: did I do my daily reading? did I exercise? did I manage to go the whole day without (added) sugar in my diet?
I’ve planned for productivity before, using an online spreadsheet. That did the trick, and a couple of things on that list (cold showers and pushups, etc.) are so engrained I don’t need to track them any more.
However, the spreadsheet approach wasn’t as user-friendly as it could be, which is why I’m delighted to have found Loop Habit Tracker, a completely ad-free and open source Android app. It couldn’t be simpler to use.
I’ve been using this app for a couple of months now, and have found it extremely useful. I can easily see a ‘streak’ that I’m on. Unsurprisingly, on days in which I don’t nail any of these, like last Monday, my productivity suffers.