Habits fall within the occupational therapy framework. However, habits can be hard to change. Whether for your personal goals or for our patients, using a compensatory technique can be very helpful for shaping our habits.
Almost all of us carry a phone with us wherever we go. Using an app that shapes your habits can help you meet any goal you want.
- Drink more water?
- Exercise more?
- Study more effectively?
- Take more relaxation breaks?
- Read a book?
- Quit smoking?
See for yourself, type in “habit” in your phone’s app store and see what is popular.
Personally, I have had success with these Apps:
Pomodoro (category of Apps) – time keeping approach with alternating between a ‘pomodoro’ and taking gradually increased rest break to be more productive
Fabulous – a well designed and beautiful app that keeps you motivated
Habit Tracker – set your own goals and view beautiful graphs as you complete them
Habit Hub – similar to Habit Tracker
Habitca – a video game approach to reaching your goals
Or check out your phone’s native applications such as the built-in fitness Apps. Couple these apps with accessories such as fitness trackers to facilitate your success.
Disclaimer: I was NOT paid to endorse any of these Apps.