Here are some ways to use common technology to help you stick with your new year’s resolutions.
1. Find online accountability partners. This could be a friend or coworker with a resolution similar to yours. Make sure your end goal is the same and set a schedule with steps to accomplish your goals. Set a schedule for check-ins and rely on support from your group when you feel unmotivated.
Create a group of accountability partners, this can be as simple as using a group chat for communication and an excel sheet to keep track of progress.
2. Post your resolution.
Put your resolution on your Facebook wall, or tweet it for the world to see. The more people you reach the more accountable you will feel to reach your goal.
3. Create or join a motivational social media group. This can be something as simple as a motivational quote of the day, or a community that works towards the same general resolution. You can find new friends with similar interests who uplift you, maybe even a new accountability partner.
If there is no group that fits your needs, start one on Facebook and invite your friends.
4. Gamify and Compete.
It’s easy to set goals and lose motivation quickly. Continue your interest by turning objectives into a contest or gamifying targets. Many apps have built-in competition features to compete with strangers or friends.