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May 01, 2019 12:30:47

How I use 200wad email reminder to create new habits.

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Last week I asked myself a question as to why I’ve been writing consistently on the 200wad website. Habits have triggers and I was looking for one with 200wad: It’s their daily email reminder for me. So I asked myself if I could create the same trigger mechanism but for other habits, I want to create.

This is what I came up with...

I created a google form in google drive and linked it to a google sheet that records everything including the timestamp.

Then I connected a boomerang for Gmail Chrome extension account to remind me every day on what to do. Inside an email, a reminder is a link to a google form.

Simple as that - an email comes in, I click the link and go fill in the form if I have performed the activity I want to stick to as a habit.

It’s more than a week now and I can’t thank myself more than enough. I live in email so I get this reminder every day so I don’t forget.

Have you tried something similar? What’s your experience? Can you share the setup you have in the comment section below?

If this was helpful, please let me know as well in the comment section below.

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    @chacha interesting way to do it, but might get email overload? I use Habitify to track habits. maybe phone app will help better ?

    Knight avatar Knight | May 01, 2019 21:38:22
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    @chacha - Emails are bad for me. That's where all my distractions arrive from. So to be productive, I mute my emails and text messages. Like Basile mentioned, have a time to always do my writing is a better habit routine for me.

    btw - 3 days to joining TEAMSTREAK! Keep writing!

    Keni avatar Keni | May 01, 2019 09:15:40
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