I downloaded a cute app recently, called Balanced (which is currently free, whoop!) that tries to help you keep track of the little things you keep meaning to do but…don’t. It’s fairly versatile, which I like. I have things like drink water once a day, write a blog post once a week and swim twice a month, but you can put anything you like at whatever frequency you want.
I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now, and it’s definitely helping me to remember things, which is nice! For example: I know I should be drinking more water during the day but I always forget. Now Balanced pops up with a reminder to do it and marks you as late if you don’t – which I hate. Voila, I’m now drinking more water.
With that in mind, one of the things on my ‘balanced’ list is to “set goals” once a month, so I’m going to try setting some easy, sustainable goals to try and move myself more towards the intentional life I’d like to be living.
5 Goals for November
- Take five walks
- Swim five times
- Read one commonly known ‘classic’ book
- Sleep before midnight 6 nights out of 7
- Write 5 letters
Yes, they might seem easy. That’s sort of the whole point. I want to be mindful, not a marathon runner. I know that I do little to no exercise at the moment, but I don’t think the way to change that is to pretend that I’m suddenly going to start going to the gym every day ;)
Instead I’m going to start small and hopefully build myself up to something bigger. Blah blah, yawn yawn. It’s nothing new but something is better than nothing – right?
Let’s see how I do!
If you want to know more about the app the website is here. I’m not sure if it’s available on Android, but it’s definitely available on iOS :)
Not a sponsored post – I just like the app a lot!