Does anyone else need a lift? And no, not a face lift or a lift to the Walmarts. Do you say that—can I get a lift? I wonder if that’s regional or what. I don’t say it so I’m curious. I don’t saw Walmarts either but I think it’s funny to read it that way. Anyway. A lift. Do you need one? Just a general, let’s make life just a teensy bit better kind of lift. I do.
And I’ve realized more and more this week how big of a difference the little things make.
Getting up early.
Going to bed on time.
Taking your medication.
Drinking more water.
All these habits add up to a positive, consistent, healthy, productive life. And some of us need a little help. Yes? I mean, seriously, if you are drinking 8 glasses of water AND flossing AND getting up early every single day, we need to have a conversation. One in which you might feel some pain.
I got in on a Beta Release of a new iPhone app called, wait for it….Lift. Lift’s tagline is “unlock your potential”. Basically, Lift just gamifies all these little, daily, sometimes-annoying but necessary tasks that make your life better.
It’s a simple app but could be very powerful for some people.
You just add the tasks you want help remembering to do.
Then each day, you get to click a huge button that turns green after you’ve done it.
OK, so I’m silly and easily pleased and love checkmarks so this helps me. You also get to see a summary of what you’ve done in green.
Now listen. It seems like it might be worthless but I have gotten out of my bed, gone to floss my teeth just so I can click that little button.
I know, it’s probably sad that I need motivation like this but at the end of the day (literally), it really helped.
I think it would be even better if I had more friends! You can “like” someone’s check-in and see their comments. I try to share what I’m grateful for or what I made for dinner. I think it’s kind of inspiring.
Maybe it would give you a lift too? (pst, it’s free)