Resources for Habit Building
Since my post on what habits I want to focus on in 2019, I have seen a bunch of other resources on how to make meaningful change in your life by structuring that change around habits instead of goals. I figured that I would share a few of them here for people that are interested.
- Atomic Habits by James Clear: This book is all about the idea how small habits performed every day can make a significant difference in your life. I am only a couple of chapters in, but it has been an interesting read so far. For a quick sample of what to expect, by friend Billy Adams is writing up his thoughts on the book on his blog as he reads it.
- Your Future Self Will Thank You by Drew Dyck: I have not read this one yet, but I am really excited to based on hearing Drew talk about it on the Holy Post podcast. This one is also about habits, but he is tackling it from two sides; he shows what current scientific research says about habits and what the Bible says about them.
- Focused on Relay.fm: David Sparks and Mike Schmitz recently transitioned (and renamed) their podcast about working for themselves to being about focus and productivity. In the first episode, they talked about the Atomic Habits book mentioned above.
- Clear Habit Journal: Shawn Blanc’s review of this notebook is what got me stared made me think about restructuring how I approach my habits this year in the first place. This notebook is a collaboration between Baron Fig, who are known for making great notebooks, and James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits. The notebook is designed to help you execute the ideas from the book. I have ordered one and should get it soon.
- Streaks: No list of resources about habits would be complete without mentioning Streaks, which is my favorite habit tracking app on the iPhone.
- Capsicum: This is a new app that combines habit tracking, note taking, scheduling, and todo lists into a single app. I will be using the Clear Habit Journal for this type of stuff myself, but Capsicum looks like a great choice if you prefer to keep everything digital.
- A Weekly Review for Your Goals by Issac Smith: Issac talks about how having a weekly review is essential for making sure goals don’t get lost or forgotten.
- Hybrid Productivity Method by Shawn Blanc: This post talks about how to combine using an physical notebook and a digital app to plan your days.
If you are trying to make some changes to your life in 2019, hopefully there is something in their list that can help you out.