Developing a good habit requires not only enthusiasm, willpower and persistence, sometimes a scientific method matters more.
Based on the SMART principles, setting a clear target for your habits will accelerate habit development.
Note: SMART refers to Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based. Following the SMART principles will help you achieve goals and develop habits.
In this update, we added a “Goal" setting for the habit feature. You can now set up goals for each habit and select between the two options - "Achieve it all” & “Reach a certain amount” for your goals. The habits you used to check once a day can now be set with several goals per day. Each goal puts you one step closer to developing a habit.
Add habits and Set your goals
When trying to develop a habit, having some goals could be very helpful. It’s like what you do with a parent task and its sub-tasks. Use some goals to break your big habit into small actions.
When adding a new habit, you can either go with the old way, in which select “Achieve it all” under the Goal setting. Or, you can select “Reach a certain amount” option and set up particular goals for each habit.
Three Check-in ways
In order to help you record each goal more conveniently, TickTick offers three different modes: “Auto”, “Manual”, “Complete all”. Pick one mode and fill out the other boxes so that goals can be measured.
When to use the “Auto” Mode:
For example, drinking water. Let TickTick automatically record a certain amount of water for you.
If you drink more than you expected or you just missed the pervious goal. Simply swipe the habit to the left and click “+” to record more.
When to use the “Manual” Mode:
For example, reading books. TickTick will remind you when it’s time to accomplish a goal. You will then manually record your progress.
When to use the “Complete all” Mode:
For example, run 5k. It works pretty much in the same way as when you select “Achieve it all” under the Goal setting. There will be no phased small actions/goals.
You can easily make a record for your goals when the reminder pops up, no matter what mode you set.
Simply tap on a habit and enter its statistics. Everything you need to know and to track is right there. You’re what you repeatedly do. It’s not an act, but a habit!
Update now and have a go-al. 🙂