There’s a widespread misconception that big life-changing events will make us happy—getting married, landing a new job, or striking it rich in crypto. But research shows any positive effect these bring dissipates quickly. The high doesn’t last. Instead, it’s the small, routine things we do every day that have the biggest impact on our overall well-being—our daily commute, exercise, connecting with friends and family.
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."—Annie Dillard
40-50% of our actions in a day are habits. We scroll our endless social feeds. We watch mindless videos on autoplay. We fall into comfortable patterns—seemingly trivial things we do automatically without any thought. These small actions compound over time to shape our overall well-being.
If you want to make a meaningful change in your life, it’s best to start with something small—your habits.
This isn’t a habit tracker. It’s a habit builder.
Most habit trackers are little more than a daily to-do list. (Not Boring) Habits takes a different approach. It combines the best behavioral science with the fun of gaming to help you build positive habits or break bad ones. Once your new habit becomes automatic, you no longer need a tracker (and we’re cool with that).
A beautiful journey.
Every day you take action, the app takes you a step further along a wondrous journey that unfolds over eight beautiful levels. Each level speaks to a different challenge in learning a new habit and offers words of support. The challenge is 60 days.
* The average time it takes for for a new habit to become automatic is 66 days (European Journal of Social Psychology, 2009)
Real science that works.
The foundation of Habits is built on the behavioral science-backed atomic habits approach that teaches small, incremental steps toward building life-changing habits. The focus is not the goal but falling in love with the journey. If you've ever wanted to break an old habit or take up a new one, this is how you make it stick. Also, read James Clear’s best-seller, Atomic Habits.
No streaks. No guilt. Just good, fun vibes.
Streaks work for some people, but every streak is broken eventually, and having to start over is a major demotivator right when you need it most. Games solved this decades ago by saving your progress. We know things happen and days will be missed. Don’t worry about it. Pick up right where you left off and keep going. As Confucius said, “It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.”
Widgets & reminders to stay motivated.
A simple widget for your home screen is a great reminder to keep on top of your habit. One tap to check your progress for the day. Set up widgets for multiple habits or a weekly view.
Skins in any style.
Choose a skin. For when you want to change things up. New skins released seasonally.
No Ads, No data collection.
As with all (Not Boring) Apps, there are absolutely no ads and no data collection of any kind. Your data never leaves your personal device. We don’t know anything about you, and that’s how we like it.