To achieve your goals, you may also need a little help from your apps:
1. Resolve to do something (or not do something) for 21 days with 21Habit.com. For example, “I will not smoke,” “I will learn one new thing,” “I will not watch TV.” Invest $21 toward the challenge.
Each day that you succeed, you earn $1 back. If you don’t succeed, that day’s dollar goes to charity. By day 21, with a new habit intact, you can create a new challenge.
2. Set a mind, body or relationship goal with the support of Livifi.com. For example, “Get enough sleep.” Livifi bolsters you with fact-based information, telling you, for example, why at least seven hours of sleep per night is good for you. Livifi sends reminders and tracks progress.
3. Turn goal-setting into a social game with HealthMonth.com. You set your own rules for the month, and start off with “life points.” Each time you don’t follow a rule, you lose a point. But friends can give you theirs.
4. Create a “commitment contract,” which binds you to the goal you set on Stickk.com. The logic is that if you put your own reputation or money on the table, you’re more likely to achieve your goal. The cost is whatever you wager.
— Adapted from “Keep it Real: 8 Services to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick,” Kate Freeman, Mashable.