Trouble sticking to past New Year’s resolutions? A unique new online tool hopes to change all that by letting you track your progress and keep yourself motivated with your 2012 goals.
Called meTracker™, the site lets users input their own mini self-surveys, or ‘tracks’, composed of short questions and answers that they login to answer each day.
“No matter what sort of objective you’ve set for yourself, meTracker is the best and most flexible way to chart your progress,” commented site founder and CEO Anthony Philbin. “Tracking is a proven and recommended tool for keeping people motivated and our site is unmatched at letting the user define their own personal goals to track, as well as the paths they choose to realize them.”
Setting up your meTracker account and inputting your 2012 resolution is simple and straightforward. The site suggests users create new anonymous emails for account setup to help better ensure their privacy.
Users login to meTracker to record their daily inputs and the site shows them their progress over time on easy-to-read charts. A smoker might ask themselves how many cigarettes they smoked. Someone looking to find better balance between their work and family commitments could track how they spend their time each day.
“Around this time of year, meTracker is basically like having your very own New Year’s resolution machine,” noted Philbin, “but the site is more about helping people understand themselves and their lives in a more general and long-term way. An arthritis sufferer might track their pain, an athlete or gambler could track their streaks and slumps, a wife or girlfriend could track how often their significant other says “I love you”. The possibilities of a customizable tracking tool on a motivational level are really endless.”
meTracker charts are simple and easy-to-understand. The site has plenty of explanations that help users with how to structure their questions and answers or suggest other tracks for other meTracker categories.
You can check meTracker out at www.metracker.com. Trying it out is free for your first month and just a dollar a month after that if you decide you want to track yourself, your loved ones or anything else you might want over the longer-term.
A meTracker app is available for iPhones and iPads. The introductory version only allows for inputting track answers for now, while later versions will include the full site experience—including account setup, track editing and chart views.
There’s also a meTracker app available for your iPhone or iPad that lets you input your track answers on the fly, but for now you’ll still need to create your account and view your chart results on the site itself.
Existing media links/online interviews:
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“Tracking is a proven and recommended tool for keeping people motivated and our site is unmatched at letting the user define their own personal goals to track, as well as the paths they choose to realize them.”
“All of us are influenced by cycles and patterns in our behaviour, our bodies, our relationships and the world around us,” commented meTracker founder, Anthony Philbin. “For instance research clearly shows that men have a hormonally-driven monthly mood cycle yet virtually none of us are aware of it and manage our lives accordingly.”
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