10 Habits of Happiness

Search Amazon.com for books about happiness and you’ll get 33,001 results. But you don’t need to read a book to find happiness. Here are ten popular and easy habits that can give you a positive boost: 10 Habits of Happiness Smile: Move your muscles into a smile to encourage the same positive emotions that make you smile.…

Habit of the Day: Stop and Enjoy Life

Stop and Enjoy Life is the 25th most popular habit on Lift. 12,000 people take time to appreciate something positive in their day. “Went on a walk with my wife” “Soaked up warm sun rays while stopped at a light” “Ate tacos with mom and brother.” “Watched my 1 year old playing with a cardboard box.”…

Take a Break: Habit of the Day

Sometimes we get so excited about reaching our goals that we forget to take breaks. We work past midnight. We skip meals so that we can get in one more round of practice. We “forget” to take our vacation days. Breaks just seem so unproductive. But can they help us achieve our goals? Taking breaks increases your…

The Behavior Design behind Danceinayear.com

One million people have watched Lifter Karen Cheng’s  time-lapse video about her one year journey learning to dance. The transformation is jaw-dropping. What’s fascinating is that it only took Karen 500 hours of practice to get this good. How? By incorporating important behavior design principles into her dance routine. Karen’s Tips for Learning to Dance 1. Do it Daily. “Practice every day,…

Habit of the Day: Reflection

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” ~ Peter Drucker Six months ago many of us set New Year’s resolutions. Statisticallyonly 8% of us will keep them by the end of the year. Last December we found out that the most active Lift users are 4.5x better at keeping…

The Best Diets Are Easy

Habit of the Day: Eat Breakfast Think about what it would take to lose 1/5 of your bodyweight. You’d have to starve yourself, give up carbs forever, or hit the gym everyday, right? Actually, it can be as simple as eating your breakfast: I decided to live a more conscious and healthy life. I started…

Habit of the Day: Make Bed

Did you know that a small habit like making your bed can help you get through life’s rough patches? One Lift user, Dave, told us last week that making his bed helped him recover from a divorce: I’m 30 years old and have been going through a particularly ugly divorce (I suppose they’re all ugly). When I…

Lift for Everyone

Starting today, Lift is available for everyone. Head to our new web app from any browser on any computer or smartphone. Lift is a goal tracker with community support. You can’t change what you don’t measure—tracking your progress is the first step toward achievement. Beyond goal tracking, the Lift community has grown into a powerful force…