In this post, I finally complete my Adventure to quit Reddit! Thanks to HeroMode, I've been off Reddit for 415 days. At this point, I have forgotten what doom scrolling on Reddit used to feel like, and the grip it used to have on me. I've formed new routines, and content with this new norm without Reddit. If you have a bad habit that you are struggling to kick, or a new habit you wish to adopt, maybe HeroMode can help you too!
In today's blog post, we have a special guest, June, an early HeroMode beta user. June tells the story of her multi-year weight loss journey, and how she uses HeroMode to stay organized and motivated on her diet, exercise, and goals. Spoiler alert: after years of struggling, June finally reached her target weight this year!
We have just launched a new app called "Minimal Fast Tracker". It's a side project that we were able to bring to completion in about a month. Along the way, HeroMode has been very helpful as always. Specifically:
- We used HeroMode to manage the project, and to keep track of the tasks.
- We used HeroMode to prioritize this project relative to others.
- We used HeroMode to stay focused on the most important tasks.
In this post, we'll share more about the app, and how we used HeroMode to launch it!
Do you have a lot of things you'd like to learn, but find it hard to stay on track? HeroMode has helped me with my continuous learning journey, most recently with learning SwiftUI. In today's post, I'll share how I use HeroMode to structure learning a new technology. I'll also compare my experience with SwiftUI to that of React Native. Achieve your learning goals by staying organized and motivated with HeroMode!
I recently launched a little game called "Yaaker!". It's a side project that developed over the course of several months. I had to overcome some technical challenges, and pick up new skills. Along the way, HeroMode has been very helpful:
- It helped me stay organized on the project tasks
- It helped me convert little chunks of free time into project progress that adds up
- It helped me stay motivated with points, rewards, and activity calendar
I don't think I would've been able to take this project from an idea to a finished product without HeroMode!
HeroMode can be used in many different ways. In a previous post, I had described how I use HeroMode to break my Reddit habit. And since then, I have been successful in staying away from Reddit for many months! However, recently, I noticed a bug in my activity calendar, breaking my Reddit streak. This is of course unacceptable! So we implemented a data sync improvement, which has been released in v4.1. Now I can see my Reddit-free streak hitting more than 180 days!
HeroMode has many different use cases. Today, I describe how I use HeroMode to build a stretching routine to rehabilitate my knees.
- Set up a repeat quest for a stretching session
- Within the quest, use checkboxes to list the movements
- Each stretching session takes no more than 10 minutes to complete
- I set up the repeat quest for Mondays through Fridays, so that I'm reminded to get up and stretch during work days
- Since setting up the "Stretch time!" repeat quest, I've been stretching almost daily, and my knees are feeling a lot better!
HeroMode can be used in many different ways. In today's post, I describe how I use HeroMode to break my Reddit habit. These are the steps I took:
- Creating an Adventure called "Bye bye Reddit"
- Within this Adventure, set up a daily repeat quest for "No Reddit today"
- I used to browse Reddit most heavily at night, so I have this repeat quest automatically created at 10pm each day
- Each day, I try to complete the quest of "No Reddit today"
- With Activity Calendar and Streak, I have been able to stay away from Reddit over the last few months!
We also use HeroMode to stay healthy, be active, and eat better. HeroMode helps maintain these daily habits by
- automatically creating repeat quests to keep the Cue → Routine → Reward loop going
- adapting to our lives with flexibility
- keeping us motivated with points, activity calendar, and milestones
- leveraging social power with adventure buddies