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Lift (useful app and website)

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I've been meaning to share this with you all!  About a month ago I downloaded an app called Lift for my "smartphone".   I'm finding it VERY positive and motivating.  It's helping me work out, work, and get stuff done in general.   Basically, you set up a list of goals or habits you'd like to create, and every day you can check these off when you accomplish them.   You can also write notes and share tips with other people, reflect on your progress, give and receive "props," follow friends, etc.    It keeps track of how often you do each habit (frequency per week/month), and it keeps track of "streaks" (for example, I'm currently on a 27-day no alcohol streak :))

 

To be honest, part of why this is benefiting me is that it's helping me hold myself accountable.  Turns out I hadn't been as productive as I'd thought.  But it's really motivating to check off all the good things I want and need to be doing with myself.  Things on my list include: no sweets, take vitamins, clean the kitchen before bed, pomodoros, checking my email (which gives me HORRIBLE anxiety), running, push ups, call a friend or family member, spend time outside, "don't take it personally," "be grateful for someone or something," etc.  

 

Honestly, for some reason, this is helping me more than any other strategy I've tried since I quit adderall.

 

The website is www.lift.do.  I'm pretty sure you can just create an account and use the service there.  

 

If anyone is on Lift, or signs up, feel free to message me for my screen name so we can encourage each other!

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This sounds great, thank you so much for sharing and great job on your 27 day no alchol streak. I need to start that after V-day. I got a little tipsy Saturday night while out for dinner and was hungover all day Sunday :( I will try to remember to sign up for this tomorrow!!!!

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Yeah SweetCaroline!!!  Let me know if you join!   :)

 

Thanks for the congrats!  Taking a break from alcohol feels pretty amazing and I'd HIGHLY recommend it for adderall quitters!!   This time, I set out to go 31 consecutive days.  Today is day 31!!!   Made my goal!!!  After 3 failed attempts I made it!   And actually, now that I made it this far I don't even care if I never drink again.  Which is a pretty huge change for me.  I mean I'm sure I'll still have a glass of wine with friends here and there or something, but that's it.   I've been drinking seltzer with lemon, pomegranate juice in a wine glass, grapefruit juice, and other little mocktails... and surprise!  I like them better!... And I like myself better now too!! :D

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I meant to tell you, I have no more space on my iphone... :( it's old and a piece of shit, I can't even update the software because I have no space and I've deleted like everything and all my apps so I gotta wait til the fall when I can get a new one!

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Oh and that "mocktail" SOUNDS amazing!!!!! I want one right now haha Drinking soda water lemon favor is what got me off of drinking diet soda!

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I just downloaded Lift and it looks great so far, although I haven't started tracking my goals yet.

Has anyone ever used the "Streaks" app? I highly recommend it. You can set up different calendars to track your progress and you check off each day. I find it very motivating in the quitting adderall process. Once the little check marks pile up, you don't want to break the chain!

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