If you’re like me and don’t have a wife to nag you about your bad habits, no problem. Habitforge.com will do the nagging for you. Based on a theory that it takes 21 days to quit an old habit or develop a new habit, HabitForge will send you emails for 21 days asking you to respond yes or no to the goals you had cited. HabitForge will then send your friends an email of your progress and of your success. That way, they can get in on the nagging too. If you mess up, HabitForge starts counting from 1 again.
But you’re right out of luck if you don’t have the habit of checking your email.
Nag for hire II—the Mandometer
Food Tube at Salon.com describes the Mandometer as a plate that scolds you. The device tracks your speed of eating compared to normal eating patterns, and tells you to slow down or speed up your consumption. It also weighs your food, letting you know when you are pigging out.
The Mandometer was developed as psychiatric treatment for anorexia and bulimia. Bless their little hearts: now the rest of us can be nagged into proper eating habits.
- Mandometer reviewed at MyDigitalLife
- Jess, a 21-day blogger
- Steven Aitchison on the so-called 21-day theory
- Rick Clark: Break a habit by making it a habit
- I am Luca blog