Walter SomervilleSr. Interaction Designer, Walmart Labs

What apps or tools are you using to support your New Years resolutions?

I've been making a point to get more organized, and have found a combination of Airtable, Bear, and Things 3 to work just about perfectly. More specifically, I've wanted to learn game development for a while, so I finally jumped on a few courses on Udemy. The tutorials are fantastic, but I've also been really surprised by how well thought out the Udemy platform is, lots of great touches that make learning and interacting with the instructor/community so much easier. What apps or tools are you using to achieve and maintain your New Years resolutions?
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    Saalik LokhandwalaLover of ideas, lifetime learner · Written
    I use a Trello board to keep track of my resolutions. In fact, I have "Dream Board" which I update every year to check on how I've done, adding my new resolutions. It's cool to see what I've accomplished with it too.
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    Make a pledge. Create a habit.

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    Diego Jimenez3Principal Product Designer @LonelyPlanet · Edited
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    Sutrishna SahaDigital Marketing Manager · Written
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    TIME BLOCKING is everything! So this is my most important tool for making my resolutions happen.
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    Meditating daily is both one of my goals this year and something that helps me get around to every other goal with a lot more focus and calm.
    Dima AfoninFounder at Outmarketing · Written
    Also use this app on a daily basis. It's very well made and motivates me to stay on track.
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    Joanna PedrinaAtlas User Ops, Stripe · Written
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    Nora ConradOwner of · Written
    I have each goal as a project and then tasks to get me to that goal all scheduled out in ToDoist. It's been huge for getting sh*t done.
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    Nico BistolfiFounder at @piiojs · Written
    This is just the best chrome plugin to focus on work and keep the procrastination away... It also remembers you that you're not a Kardashian, so that's also something important.
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    A simple app to track all of my reoccurring tasks. Feel satisfied as I check all those boxes daily.
    Walter SomervilleSr. Interaction Designer, Walmart Labs · Written
    Out of the myriad of todo apps I've tried, this one has really stuck with me. Doesn't hurt that its absolutely gorgeous.
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