No doubt many of these tips are helpful, but as with any difficult endeavor, from constructing a house to winning a golf game, technique is only half the battle. You also need the right tools. Arguably, you can become more productive or start exercising with whatever you have on hand right now. But if a particular gadget or app can make it easier to get started on your new habit, why not give it a try?
And if anyone knows which tools are worth a shot, it's Product Hunt. The app review site recently released a massive list of the best productivity tools out there, including in the roundup a handful of promising-sounding products that help you track your goals and form new habits. If you're looking to quit a bad behavior or make a healthy change, check them out:
"This tool is built to nudge you into positive habit building by using reward-or-punishment UX design," Product Hunt says of DayDeed.
Productivity is "a robust personal time tracker for habits and goals. Measure your daily and lifetime productivity based on how much of what you say you're going to do actually gets done," explains Product Hunt.
Breaking or forming new habits often involves pinpointing the emotional triggers that cause you to act the way you do. Which is what makes Moodnotes seem like such a useful idea. With it you can "capture your mood and improve your thinking habits," promises Product Hunt.
6. Habit List
7. Productive for iOS
This one is for Apple fans. "Organize your life and build great habits with this robust tracking tool. The UX is stunning, as well (especially if you geek out about fancy icons and color palettes)," writes Product Hunt.