How often do you set a goal that you don’t stick to? Ever forget to follow through on a new years resolution? We’ve all done it. Most of us have done it when it comes to losing weight. We say we’re going to do it, but somewhere after week one we trail off. This is exactly what stickK looks to resolve.
stickK is website and app that helps you set your intention and stick to it through commitment contracts. You set your goal, set your consequence if you don’t meet it on a weekly basis (this can range from donating $5 to charity to giving someone you know $20. It’s up to you.), set your referee (friend or family member to make sure you are following through) and track your progress. You don’t have to choose a referee, but you are three times as likely to stick to your intention if you have one.
How was stickK created? With science. It utilizes the psychological power of loss aversion and accountability to drive behavior change. Aside from setting your intention, this site allows you to hold yourself responsible and pushes you to be mindful about achieving your goals.
We’re trying out stickK to see how effective it is in helping us stay true to our intentions. By being mindful of what’s at stake and keeping goals front of mind, this program just might work. According to reviews and articles so far, people are having tremendous success.
So we recommend giving it a shot! Set your intention, be mindful about following through, use your support systems, and achieve your goals.
Have you recently tried stickK or another mindfulness app? Let us know in the comment section below.