It takes 21 days to make or break any habit, good or bad. People who want to give themselves a head start on the process can try out 21habit, a web-application that aims to guide its users through the process of making new habits by breaking monumental tasks – like quitting smoking or getting in shape – into an easy series of steps that anyone can follow.
Start on your path to a better, brighter future by making a major resolution of your own. Decide to stop drinking, start exercising, or learn a foreign language. Whatever your goal, 21habit can help you achieve it. The next step in the process is to pick a commitment mode. Pledge $21 toward your goal, or start in free mode if you’re a little less sure of your chances of success. Once you’ve made your commitment, 21habit will begin checking-in on you every day for the next 21 days via email or website announcement. These check-ins serve not only as reminders, but also as a place for you to track your success or failure. Click the ‘Success’ or ‘Failure’ box in each daily email, depending on how close you came to accomplishing your goal that day. Each day you click ‘Success,’ 21habit will give you $1 of your commitment pledge back to you. Each day you click ‘Fail,’ $1 of your commitment pledge is donated to a charity.
At the end of your 21-day challenge, you’ll be able to see a calendar with thumbs up and thumbs down icons marking your days of success and failure. Use these icons as a barometer of how close you came to achieving your goal, and then get started on coming up with another resolution you’d like to tackle. There’s no telling what you can accomplish when you’ve got 21habit – plus a $21 financial incentive – behind you.
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