Temporarily pause a tracker
When circumstances do not allow me to perform task I would like to have it turned off temporarily. For example I am out of home and task is about cleaning up home.
Thanks to that I would not be troubled by reminders and it would not count to task statistics.
This would be especially helpful for someone like me who suffers from chronic health issues. It would be good to ‘pause’ something because I’m essentially too sick to do it - it perpetuates negative feedback when chronically ill people feel like they’re failing at their goals and don’t have an option to pause goals when our bodies aren’t cooperating. This feature would help anyone going through acute illness or dealing with bereavement or disruptive travel.
Another tracker I used had a “skip” option for this. Neither yes or no when something is “skipped.” My workaround with this app is to change my # of days in a time frame, tho that requires me to ration skip days in advance.
Yes!!!! Omg please add this. I get the factor of the app of staying on top of things but I’m genuinely honest if I do a habit or not. I want and need a pause option so bad! And by the way, thanks for creating such an amazing app.
+3 here for a vacation mode with the ability to select which trackers to pause and for how long
Abhishek Shastry commented
Can we please get a feature where I could mark a day as a vacation day and I don’t get dinged for not doing well?
Agreed, please add this!
I agree with this as well. Another habit tracker I tried had this feature and it was great. I would like to be able to “skip” days of a habit if it is something, like other people have mentioned, that I can only do at my home, but I go out of town. I didn’t actually do the habit that day, so I don’t want to say that I did, but it shouldn’t count against my streak. Please and thank you!!
Yes, please. I can’t take my piano on vacation, and I can’t do a workout when I’m sick. You should be able to pause a habit for a while, keeping the streak count.
Sascha Brossmann commented
Suggestion for a workaround: substitute the specific behaviour for something equivalent and thus keep the habit itself going in terms of “casting votes for the kind of person you want to become” (James Clear)
This is so fundamental
Taryn C commented
I agree with everyone here!
A lot of my goals have to do with class or work. We have vacations or weeks between semesters and would love to be able to turn it off. I don’t want to delete my tracker either but there’s no way to stop them. What if I’ve already hit my goal?
Rob A commented
I love Strides. It’s beautifully simple. And it works like nothing else I’ve tried.
The trouble is, most of my habits are work-related, so it’s also at risk of turning me into a workaholic.
I totally get the logic that you need to do something every day to make it a habit. But there has to be a way to accommodate some time off from work at weekends (not least because you’ll eventually run out of steam otherwise).
Keep up the good work, guys. I’m off to pay for a subscription. :-)
Agree! When I’m traveling it doesn’t make sense to consider home related habits.
I agree. I am seriously contemplating purchasing a subscription. The decision would be much easier if I could pause certain goals. I am still waiting though until I see true progress on a couple of goals before taking that leap.
Rad Dougall commented
Also for habits that you cannot do or choose not to do on holiday.