Could this app be the answer?
I suppose it depends on what you want to accomplish, but this app can help with just about anything. Trying to quit smoking? Coach.me can help you do that. Training for your first half marathon? Coach.me is a good place to start. Finally ready to develop a meditation practice but don’t know how to get started – that’s right, Coach.me has got you covered.
I first learned about the app from a friend who thought I might like to apply to the app’s network of coaches. I checked out the website, downloaded the app and within 5 minutes, I had set up goals for three habits I’d previously had trouble sticking with. I was amazed when, over the next month, I hit my habit targets for all three activities day after day and week after week. Forget being a coach – I was hooked as a user!
Coach.me, formerly known as “Lift”, is a free, simple goal-setting and coaching app. Without paying anything you can set multiple goals and customize each one to get props from other users, set a weekly target (how many days/week do you want to practice something), and get daily reminders via alert banners and sounds. If you need a little more help than that, you can try out a coach free for one week and pay just $14.99 per week after that.
If you can imagine an activity or habit, it probably already exists on Coach.me, and if it doesn’t, you can easily create a customized goal in less than a minute. (I did this for the goal of “Practice Juggling” because apparently, among hundreds of thousands of users, I am the only person who is trying to learn how to juggle.)
I have found that setting weekly targets and turning on reminders both highly correlate to me practicing more. After using the app for a few weeks I thought I’d turn off the notifications, and my stats for that week went down the tubes.
Coach.me can be as public or as private as you like. You can link it to your social media accounts and post daily check-ins for the world to see, you can get encouragement from other users by opting in to “get props” or you can be the only living soul who views your goals and your check-ins.
From time to time you will get emails from Coach.me telling you about new coaching services or encouraging you to try coaching for one of your selected goals. I gather that the coaching sessions work through a native chat feature, but I haven’t felt the need to hire a coach yet, since the app has helped me do so well on my own. I think if I were using it to do something hard like train for a marathon PR or to quit a stubborn habit, hiring a coach would totally be worth it.
As always, this post is not sponsored by anyone, I have no affiliation with the product and I am not getting anything in return. It’s just one awesome tool I’ve found for living a Well Curated Life, and I wanted to pass it along to you. If you try Coach.me, I’d love to hear what you think of it – leave a comment on my Facebook page.
Now it’s time for me to go practice juggling!