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Increase target without failing historical weeks

Now I am achieving my target of twice per week, I want to increase this to 3 times per week without the past weeks all changing as they failed to achieve the new target, even though I did achieve the target of 2 times per week as it was at the time of logging it.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you want to “ramp up” a goal (increase the frequency), it should still show past days as having been successful. Ie: if you want to increase your exercise goal from 2x per week to 3x per week, it should still show the previous weeks where you exercised twice as successful.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be great if it was possible to change habits, but link them, so the streaks continues. Like "create new habit from this habit", that creates new targets, links to the old habit and keeps the streak.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah, for gradually trying to build up goals this would be great, rather than having to set up a new one or editing the existing goal and previous “successes” being displayed as failures in the app as a result of the change

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same, I’m trying to get to bed earlier by setting incrementally earlier goals! It’d be really cool if the app enabled this kind of goal-setting.

  • ruben martis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My comment from: Have incremental habits (declined). This improvement is somewhat similar, but from a different perspective and hopefully achievable (should be :-).

    I agree that there should be a "habit growth" period which would allow you to ease into a new habit or grow into the habit. Use Case: My Partner has tried to study Spanish Daily, but has failed to do so in the last 30 days because of the immediate impact to the schedule change. I have recommended starting with 2 days a week and incrementing 1 more day until he reaches his daily goal.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes I would like to change frequency of how many times I work out, or the length of distance

  • JJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea! I took a screen shot when I met my first exercise goal, but then had to create another tracker. Another idea might be to reset target trackers, but somehow keep all of the history? I'll keep thinking about how to articulate this one. :)

  • dptnstrides commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have another example. I want to lose 15kgs body weight but I don't want to do all of it at once. That's painful. Instead, I want to lose 3 kgs over several weeks and then go into a hold pattern for several weeks. Then lose 3 more and then hold. And so on. During the drop weeks, I want to see my weight dropping. During my hold weeks, I want to maintain my average weight.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to increase my running distance every two weeks without having to change the settings of the goal manually.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I will explain this one with an example. Say I want to quit smoking by gradually decreasing this bad habit. It would be cool to define it as a bad habit, then set the goal for week 1 at 15 cigs, for week 2 at 10 cigs, ... Without having to setup a separate goal entry for each week, the goal would automatically adapt in the same entry so that if you look at the calendar overview, you can track your progress for this habit in
    just one entry.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Didn’t realize this was already posted, but just submitted a similar request. The app should let us gradually challenge ourselves more, without erasing past success

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The app should let us ‘start small’ and incrementally increase our goals, without erasing our past success. As an example: I recently started tracking a goal to floss 5x per week. I’ve met this goal for 2 weeks and this shows up as my current streak. However, if I switch my goal to now floss every day, my past goal success is now retroactively undone. It would be nice to track how often you’ve met a goal for a particular habit, even if that goal itself is dynamic. (Another obvious example being exercise- perhaps I’d like to run twice a week getting started, but gradually challenge myself more)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just had a similar issue that I tried to work around with setting a second habit. This fix would be better.

  • Sascha Brossmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a nice simple workaround for the missing possibility of continuous improvement for habit targets (e. g. steadily increasing daily pushups). Please!

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