Everyone has goals, whether they are short term or long term, complicated or simple. Setting goals for yourself on a daily, weekly, and semester basis is especially important for law students. In our post about first semester law school goals we share some key targets you should set for yourself like attending networking events, taking some time off, and reviewing and outlining as soon as possible, for example.
But the truth is you will probably have tons of other things to worry about and work on. It is easy to let things fall through in a busy schedule and difficult to start good habits. Thankfully, there are many apps to help you with just that! In this post, we share our top apps that help you set goals and follow through to achieve them. Read more about them below!
Momentum is based off a simple motivational strategy: don’t break the chain! Add habits or activities that you want to develop, get reminded to do them for the day or the week, and then enjoy your bar fill up with successful repetition of the task. Momentum will track your success and also let you skip days without breaking your chain. The beauty of this app is its presentation of your chain which will keep you motivated to fill it up! Get started by downloading Momentum.
If you could choose six habits to develop, what would they be? If you want to use Streaks, you will have to answer this question, since the app tracks six activities at a time. Every time you complete one of the tasks, tap the icon on the app, and try and keep your streak going! If you miss a day, your streak resets to zero. One cool feature of Streaks is its ability to automatically track certain health goals using the data from the iOS health app. Get focused and start working on those daily goals by downloading Streaks.
Productive is a detailed habit tracker that allows you to really break down your goals. Set habits by day, week, month, and more specifically, morning, afternoon, and evening. This flexibility makes it easy to develop a detailed schedule you want to follow. The app then tracks the days you follow all your tasks perfectly and gives you points for each task you do. If you have several good habits you want to develop and know exactly when you want to be doing each one, Productive is for you! Get started with Productive.
This is definitely the most in-depth goal tracker on our list. Set a goal, specify the steps to get there, and then GoalsOnTrack organizes your tasks and makes a plan for you. Task lists are automatically created and recommended, habit tracking is included, and all your progress is tracked and visualized. It is easiest to set up GoalsOnTrack in your browser, but there is an application so you can take all your goal tracking on the go with you. Get started with GoalsOnTrack.
Habit List tracks something you should be paying attention to: the negatives. Set goals, build streaks, but watch out for losing points when you fail to complete a task. With flexible scheduling and easy to track completion rates, Habit List makes it easy to see how well—or poorly—you are performing your tasks. The colorful app is a delight to use! Get started with Habit List.
We hope you try out some of these apps to help you develop good habits as a law school student. But remember, your goals should not only be academic. The most important thing to do in law school is to take care of yourself physically and mentally! Try using these apps to make time to do both.
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