Last updated April 12, 2019
Most people have horrible habits they need to get rid of, but for some strange reason it’s really hard. Maybe we don’t care enough, but some habits can cause us serious harm. Others will just mess up your life in some shape or form. There are a few nice gadgets and apps that can help someone break a bad habit, so maybe they are just what you need. Take a look at the ones we’ve picked out and try to decide if they could help you.
No more drunken emails
Have you ever had too many bottles of beer then decided it was a good idea to email your ex telling them how much you love still them? I’m sure we’ve all been there before and when you wake up in the morning you give yourself a slap, but wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t send the email in the first place? Email Goggles is an app that stops you from sending any emails after a certain point because you need to solve some complex math problems before you can hit send.
Start getting up early
As soon as your alarm clock goes off in the morning, what is the first thing you do? I bet you don’t jump up and get ready to start your day. You probably swing your arm across your bed and frantically try to find the snooze button. The Clocky alarm clock is the answer to your problems because as soon as you hit snooze it will fly off the bedside table and make a loud noise as it rolls around the room. You will need to jump out of bed to turn it off.
Stop messing around on Facebook
How many hours do you spend each day on Facebook? I’m sure your friends have interesting lives, but maybe you can talk about it on Friday after you’ve finished work. It will mean you don’t have to waste time checking your news feed every 5 minutes. LeechBlock is a great Firefox plugin that lets you ban certain websites at certain times of the day, so from now on you won’t be able to access Facebook or any other time-wasting website once you set it off-limits.
Don’t drive when you’re drunk
We all do crazy things when we’ve had too much to drink, but getting in your car and driving is stupid. You know you’re not just putting your own life in danger, so you need to do something about it. Some people won’t care and they will happily kill a stranger after swerving off the road, but others only drive because they don’t realize how much alcohol is inside their system. The Breathalyzer is a great gadget that works with your iPhone and it will tell you when you’re over the limit.
No more cookies for you
Food is like a drug because when you’re hungry you will do anything to get your hands on a chocolate cookie. The Kitchen Safe is a new gadget that has just been funded on Kickstarter, so it will soon be coming to market. It’s a storage box that has an electronic lock on top of it and you can lock anything away for a specific amount of time when you know you’ve had enough. Forcing yourself to go without something is a great way to break a bad habit.
What is your worst habit?
Will any of these gadgets be able to impact your life in a meaningful way? They will definitely help someone, but it might not be you. If you have any other debilitating habits it’s time to check yourself into the New Awakenings wellness centre. However if you have managed to brush off the bad habits then tell us about any cool gadgets or apps that have helped you.