There are tools you might find useful for the Mini Habits Strategy.
- The Big Desk Calendar (about $10): This is the exact calendar I use to mark off each day. Tracking is essential for success, and this is my favorite, albeit old-fashioned solution. If you’re on the go or on vacation, bring a piece of paper with you. Write (in list form) each day you’ll be gone, and mark them off one by one (you can fold it and put it in your wallet/purse). Or, just track the mini habits on your phone while away.
- We Have Standards Printable Weekly List (free): This nifty website lets you type in multiple goals and print out a 7-day list (the screenshot below only shows five days, but you can do seven) to check your goals off. I wish it would allow for more than seven days at once, but you can always print out multiple weeks at a time since it allows you to select your start date. See the picture below to get an idea of what it’s like.
Everywhere “Sync” Solutions
These apps are specifically designed for habit-tracking and they offer access and syncing to the three most popular electronic platforms: iOS, Android, and Web (for desktops and laptops). You can mark your habit complete at the grocery store on your cell phone and then come home to your computer and see it marked on the website too. Oh, the mighty power of the cloud.
- Goals On Track ($68 a year, but you can save $20 with promo code MINIHABITS. This is not an affiliate code; I’m not compensated in any way for it.) I used Goals On Track for about a year and made great progress with it. It seems to have just enough of what matters and isn’t bloated like many other systems. Now I use the old fashioned method, but this is great software if you’d like to track goals and habits. I asked Harry Che, the man who created Goals On Track and enjoyed reading mini habits, if he’d offer Mini Habits’ readers a discount and he obliged. Thanks Harry!
- Happy Ritual (free)
- Lift (free)
iOS (iPhone & iPad)
- Unofficial Mini Habits app ($0.99) — I was not involved in the creation of this app, but it looks good! It even allows you to track bonus reps. If only I had an iPhone.
- Chains (free)
- Momentum.cc (free)
The screenshot below shows my mini habits in the Habit Bull widget. I can easily mark them as complete in seconds without having to open up an application. I have 5 listed here, but keep in mind that 3 of them I’ve had for over a year and are habit already. (Note: I’ve since switched back to using the big calendar. That just seems to work best for me.)