How it Works

Principles of Behavior Change

Behavior change is tough without support. Repetition is what rewires the brain for the new behaviors. It takes practice and sticking to a regimen. The frequency of practice is more important in achieving the desired effects than the length of time spent each day. The practices are quick and easy...the hardest part is remembering to do them. Getting reminders through the app can help you to stay on track so the activities you want to do don't become forgotten at the end of a busy day.

Having the flexibility to make the practices fit your lifestyle or to just jump in with a preset list of practices makes it easy to get started. The main problem people have when deciding to take on change is knowing where to start. Just select the Core Plan at the end of the Profile Creation to let the app walk you through a selection of practices that cover all the key areas. After completing this program, you can then schedule other activities found in the Practices Section to customize the app just for you.

Viewing your progress to see how your stress levels are declining can help with the motivation to stick to it. As you can see the difference the practice is making in your life, you are much more likely to continue. There may be ups and downs in your stress level dependent on what events are happening in your life, but if you focus on following the program, over time you will see the stress level decline.

The graphs that log your practice behavior help by letting you focus on weekly goals for each activity instead of looking at an abstract hope for change. By setting goals for yourself around practicing certain activities, you can evaluate your own practice history against those goals which is something entirely within your control.

Inviting practice buddies to offer support and encouragement can also inspire. People are much more likely to stick to a goal if at least one other person is watching.

The core principles of Cognitive Behavior Change have been well studied and proven to be more effective. Features, such as goal setting, logging progress, tracking behaviors, scheduling, practice buddies and customization, are well documented approaches to increasing success in behavior change.