If you're a fan of role playing games, how do you feel about turning your life into one?
With a unique approach to tracking habits that is heavily inspired by RPG games, Habitica's creators have definitely flexed their creativity while building this habit tracker app.
With Habitica, the actions and tasks you perform help you gain experience points and level up, just like in a game. You can use the app with friends to complete quests or missions.
Habitica is the app embodiment of turning your life into a video game. And honestly, that might turn out to be just what you need to have fun and stay motivated while you level yourself up, IRL.
stickK is unique - instead of setting and tracking goals in an isolated way, the app has created a system of binding agreements.
As a stickK user, you sign a Commitment Contract stating that you will follow through on your newly set goals and targets by putting money on the line.
There's a psychology of loss aversion in place to not lose the money you put in, but more importantly this can build accountability to yourself that you've physically committed to your new goal, and there's actual stakes to it beyond a purely mental stake.
stickK users have put $51 million dollars on the line and collectively created 533,000 commitments. The website also says its users managed to avoid smoking 42 million cigarettes. There's power in those numbers, so perhaps it's worth giving it a try.
Habitica for iOS scores a good 4.0 rating. See latest reviews.
Habitica for Android scores a great 4.4 rating. See latest reviews.
Must read: A Review of the Habitica App by Emily Fox.
stickK for iOS scores a poor 3.3 rating. See latest reviews.
stickK for Android scores an average 3.8 rating. See latest reviews.
stickK App Review: Would You Put Money on the Line to Achieve Your Goals? by Money Crashers.
Habitica is available as a free app and is supported by in-app purchases. You can buy gems starting $0.99 all the way to a 12 month subscription for $47.99.
stickK is a free to download app, but to participate in the accountability system you have pay for the stakes involved.
This app is not available for Web, MacOS or Windows desktop PCs.
Creating good habits is more than just using an app. You need the right mindset and approach for it to work.
If you're at the beginning of this journey, check out this actionable guide to Creating Habits that Stick.
You got this ✌️