There are a multitude of inspiring, thoughtful resources that can help users accomplish Tasks in Habitica and, in doing so, better themselves and their lives. The external sites on this page have been recommended by Habitica users who have found them useful in adapting productivity and goal-oriented methodologies to Habitica.
Sites Focused on Productivity[edit | edit source]
General Productivity[edit | edit source]
- A Life of Productivity is full of quick and interesting reads. The section linked to focuses on time-hacks.
- The productivity subreddit is about meeting your life goals and living a more productive and successful life.
- Time Management Chef shares life hacks on how to work smarter, not harder, serving you tips on goal setting, time management, and productivity.
- Time Management Ninja posts articles on organization and wasting less time.
- The Pomodoro Technique helps you to focus and manage time by dividing your time into work sessions and short breaks
- Mindsparkle - Reduce Impulsivity with Working Memory Training is a paid service designed to train you to control impulsive behaviors through working-memory exercises.
- Productivity: 14 Simple Ways To Be More Productive Everyday 14 steps to being more productive with a deep focus on the process.
- James Clear writes on habit setting.
- Forbes - Why multitasking doesn't work (single article) addresses how multitasking decreases productivity.
- The Art of Manliness - The Power of Habit (single article) - an in-depth article describing how to use the Habit Loop (Cue-Routine-Reward) to change bad habits or develop new good habits.
Life Hacks[edit | edit source]
According to Wikipedia, "life hacking" refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method intended to increase productivity and efficiency.
- Lifehacker is a website that is a continual source of new life hacks and has an actively commenting community of "lifehackers". This site can be valuable for helping get things done. It's quite worthwhile to search for articles about goals most people struggle with, such as money, cooking, exercise, and organizing.
- Mashgeek is another life hacking repository.
- Lifehackable is a tumblr devoted to quick, image-based life hacks.
Self Improvement[edit | edit source]
- Zen Habits is a website focused on simplifying life rather than just trying to do more. It contains great information about breaking habits and addictions.
- Wealthy Morons is a personal development blog helping you to grow your mind, fuel your brain, and nourish your spirit.
- The Happiness Project is a blog set up by Gretchen Rubin to test popular ideas and scientific research on how to be happier. There's also a section specifically on habits.
- Real Simple is a magazine is full of household, career, and lifestyle advice for busy people. While the articles are often more focused on women's projects, the writing style is straightforward and the recipe page is especially useful.
- SuperBetter uses quests, power-ups, and bad guys to help users overcome specific issues. The ally system is similar to the party system in Habitica, but with far more accountability as players are able to see each other's tasks and have detailed discussions about them. Finding good allies is key to using this site effectively. There are built-in power-packs that provide a cohesive collection of activities to work through towards a goal, often backed by links to scientific research.
- The GetMotivated subreddit is about motivation and how to get motivated.
- The GetStudying subreddit is for those who have trouble getting started studying.
- The GetDisciplined subreddit is about discipline and how to become disciplined.
- The Atlantic - There's more to life than being happy (single article) provides an introduction to Viktor Frankl and logotherapy, which is meant to help people overcome depression and achieve well-being by finding their unique meaning in life.
- LiveScience - Mind's Limit Found: 4 Things at Once (single article) suggests that it's worth considering how much we can keep in mind at once, without getting overwhelmed. To summarize the article, your actual working memory can probably handle three or four items, although this can be improved with training. Improving working memory seems to reduce impulsiveness and thus help willpower.
- Buffer - 10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier (single article) is a good, fact-based, and short list of habits that are effective enough to justify a spot on your list, often with information about how much you need to get results (e.g., 100 hours of volunteering each year).
- The Atlantic - How Olympians Stay Motivated (single article) talks about how mindfulness, self-talk, and an obscure chunk of the brain help elite athletes get through the training grind. Other insights mentioned but not focused on in the article: Olympians cite having day-to-day contact with a few very supportive people. They make heavy use of habits and routines. They specifically schedule in time for meals. They know what motivates them.
- How Nutrition & Exercise Can Affect Mental Health and Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food (single articles) - the role of exercise and nutrition in mental health.
Sites that Help with Common Goals[edit | edit source]
Art/Writing[edit | edit source]
- Motivation contains articles on motivation for art students.
- NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge to help people around the world write the first draft of a novel in just a month. The main event is November, but secondary Camp events are in April and July.
- If you have a Habit or Daily to write a certain amount each day, these websites may help you meet your commitment: 750 Words, Write or Die 2, Written Kitten.
Cleaning & Organizing[edit | edit source]
- Flylady is a cleaning site that helps you create order out of an overwhelming mess. The habit-building techniques used here can be fascinating; it's a great demonstration of how to adopt a lot of new habits quickly enough to see progress.
- UfYH is a tumblr blog focused on promoting productivity and happiness through a clean workspace (content warning: contains swearing)
Cooking[edit | edit source]
- Real Simple Recipes is a modern housekeeping magazine, with a useful and expansive recipe collection, as well as series of articles on saving time in the kitchen, cutting back on calories and costs, and keeping cooking interesting.
- Mug Meals Fast cooking with microwave (100+ mug meals).
- Eat This Much automatically plans your meals for you based on some criteria you choose (e.g. the calory intake you are aiming for, vegan diet and more if you sign up). You can customize the auto-generated meal plan to your liking. They have a small tutorial to explain the basic features.
- No Cook Meal Items a list of 100 no-cook meal items to keep around for low-energy days.
Fashion Improvement[edit | edit source]
- The MaleFashionAdvice subreddit is for males wanting to improve their sense of fashion.
- The FemaleFashionAdvice subreddit is for females wanting to improve their sense of fashion.
Finance[edit | edit source]
- BetterWage is a site that helps you find legitimate ways to make extra money
- Get Rich Slowly is a money blog with lots of guest articles on topics like cheap ways to eat healthy.
- The Simple Dollar is a money-related site for people learning to budget and bargain hunt.
- MoneySavingExpert deals with UK companies and law, but the personal financial and budgeting advice is widely applicable.
- The personalfinance subreddit is about personal finance.
- The frugal subreddit is about living a frugal life.
- Flatastic - the Roommate App. It simplifies daily life in your shared flat.
- Make failure a stepping stone and conduct a postmortem on budget failures (single articles) - how to effectively handle failing at budgetting goals and how prevent failures turning into an unhealthy spiral.
Fitness[edit | edit source]
- The LoseIt subreddit is about losing weight and keeping it off.
- The GainIt subreddit is about gaining weight and muscle.
- The fitness subreddit is about fitness (content warning: can be misogynistic).
- The XXfitness subreddit is about fitness for women
- One Hundred Pushups is a training program to help you work towards being able to do 100 pushups.
- Nerd Fitness provides a gamer/nerdy take on fitness training and the paleo diet.
- Fitocracy applies gamification directly to fitness programs.
- Lose It is a website and smartphone app for calorie and fitness tracking.
- Stumptuous is a website about weight lifting for women.
- This fitness and nutrition guide from addictionresource.net focuses on mental health and addiction recovery support.
Lifelong Learning[edit | edit source]
- Learning something new pops up a lot in challenges and Habits in Habitica; these sites may help:
- Websites that offer free online classrooms for various topics:
- Duolingo (language learning)
- Eliademy (includes real-time discussions and task management)
- Khan Academy
- LinkedIn Learning (professional development, requires a LinkedIn account)
- Lynda (professional development, including business, design, web, photography, and marketing).
- Open 2 Study
- Websites for learning programming:
Stress Reduction[edit | edit source]
- Action for Happiness is a site that contains simple activities that can help boost happiness, well-being, optimism, resilience, etc. These activities all come from the field of Positive Psychology.
- Interactive Self-Care Guide - a flowchart that walks you through taking care of yourself on a bad executive function day (content warning: contains swearing)