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.”…

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: Write Three Positive Things About Today

We were surprised last year when the Write three positive things about today habit doubled in participants in one day after Lifter Zack Shapiro blogged about it. The habit now has over 1,450 members: My @liftapp habit “Write three positive things about today” doubled in participants today. Got featured on @Lifehacker! http://t.co/glOg1oXy — Zack Shapiro (@ZackShapiro) January 15, 2013 What compelled…

Habit of the Day: Why Meditation Increases Your Performance

Meditation might be the closest thing to a silver bullet for performance: regular practice reduces stress, improves creativity, and increases focus and memory. Entrepreneurs like Loic Le Meur and Evan Williams meditate to build better companies. Athletes like Kobe Bryant do it to play better on the court.  Participants in our recent mediation challenge reported gains in their own effectiveness, too: 75%…

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…