Habitforge - tool

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David2
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Habitforge - tool

Postby David2 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:08 pm

Greetings,

I found an interesting, free tool that could be helpful to build new habits.
It sends you every day a mail and asks you if you succeeded in following the new habit.

http://habitforge.com

introduction video:


Metta,
David

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:25 pm

On the plus side it is free. On the minus side it is yet another site you have to give an email address too and some information about your life, where you do not know if they will abuse it.

Who knows, if I program in a reminder not to buy snacks from the vending machines at work, maybe they will sell that information and I will find myself getting spam for the latest weight loss tea.

I already program email reminders like this into the calendar that comes with my email account.

Sometimes the reminders work ( for simple, non-threatening things like taking out the trash Tuesday evening ) and sometimes they do not.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby David2 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:36 pm


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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:55 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby chownah » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:36 am

Isn't a daily journal capable of doing the same thing?.....but then you would have to think about something....using the habit forge you don't need to be mindful at all!!!!!....that's progress!!!!!!................ :tongue:
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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:28 am

I got my trash out tonight and I didn't have to tell habitforge about it. I got an automated email reminder from the calendar in my email account.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby David2 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:20 am


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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:54 am

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:57 am

David;

If I may ask

- are you the author of habitforge?
- do you have a financial interest in the site?
- how does the site make its money?
- how does the site pay for its costs?
- are there citations for the assumption that "21 days makes a habit"?

I've heard that before and asked a few psychotherapists I know. They told me there is nothing magical about the number 21 either in establishing a new habit or in preventing backsliding. They admitted it was not an area they regularly researched. So, what information is there is backing up the claim "21 days makes a habit"?
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby chownah » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:40 pm


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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:02 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby chownah » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:06 pm


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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:17 pm

Keeping a new habit for 90 days will work much better than 20 days, my point, which you know and are needlessly mocking is that "21 days to form a habit" is a gimmick without a basis in evidence -- there being nothing magical about 20 days as opposed to 18 days or 21 days.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby David2 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:50 pm


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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby SeekingDharma » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:00 pm

For what it's worth, I am giving it a try--if I don't like it I'll just unsubscribe. I appreciate the heads up on the site. I'm kind of shocked at some of the responses, it's just another tool--if it works, great...if not, oh well. :shrug:

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby David2 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:43 pm


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Re: Habitforge - tool

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Re: Habitforge - tool

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Re: Habitforge - tool

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Re: Habitforge - tool

Postby chownah » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:42 am

Could it be that the important things in life are not measurable?
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