3 motivational tools to help me rock 2014
December 26, 2013 5:48 PM Subscribe
I want an app, a visual reminder & a sound track. 2014 is going to be my best year yet, and I need some tools to make it work.
posted by b33j to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
So I want the app to count things for me, but the things I want to count. Ideally, if I was designing it, I would be able to put in a list of things: nicotine craving conquered, glass of water, 1000 steps, medication taken, chore done. Each of these would then be a button, when I accomplished any of them, I could open app, my buttons would be there, and I could press one, and at end of day, or week or month I could see how fucking awesomely I was doing! If there isn't one, a simple/easy alternative?
Visual reminder - if I can't see it- I forget it - even if its important to me. Job, study, goal etc. calendars and gantt chart. shopping list. morning routine, motivational sayings. handbag contents. I'm in rental accommodation which does not allow nails in wall. Not to mention that the walls are concrete. I've never had much luck with the stick on hooks (middle of night, 2 months after applying, light clock throws itself to ground) so sticking up whiteboard is not going to work. I've though of buying a piece of ply - say 1m x 2m (3 foot x 6 foot), leaning it against the wall, and nailing things like whiteboard, and cork board to it. But maybe you guys can think of something better. Please think of something better.
Thirdly, soundtrack - all genres. Covering themes like "it's my life", "I don't care what people think", "I can do anything", "take care of yourself - its the only way through - don't wait for someone to take care of you", "stop thinking so much & do something", "one step at a time", "its tough, but you can do it", "sure, everyone says stupid things - everyone already forgot the stupid thing you just said", "veges are yummier than booze", shit, you know what I mean. I need to believe in myself, and be fierce and stop looking outside of myself for validation. I do not want any music that uses abuse to motivate - like get off your arse, you lazy shit. And maybe even some stuff that helps me to connect and feel part of human race like REMs everybody hurts, Tanya David how to be alone (http://youtu.be/k7X7sZzSXYs), frank ze's chill out song.