Do you always have trouble keeping? You're not alone. One study found only about 8 percent of those who make decisions that actually keep them.
Keeping your promise to yourself would be easier if you had some help without help. That's where Alexa comes in. Here are some ways to use Alexa to make your New Year's resolutions.
Stop the Bad Habit
When you have a moment of weakness, use the Talk Me Down skill. The goal of the skill is to talk to you about breaking your resolution.
After you have been able to do the skill, say "Alexa, talk me down", and she will give you a motivational pep talk to help you release the fork, push up the cigarette pack or recycle the bottle. It sounds like an odd thing, but it can actually help.
Have better tomorrow
If your resolution should be more productive and positive in the morning (guilty!), Then you can find the My Morning skill helpful. It uses minute-long instructions to guide you through a wake-up routine.
For example, minute 1 may include silence / meditation, minute 2 may be a quick visualization of your day, minute 3 may ask you to think about five things you are grateful for, minute 4 may make you list your top three priorities for the day and so on. Basically, it is Alexa to get your back in gear with some motivational techniques.
Save the planet
Taking better care of the earth is always a good resolution. A step you can start with in January takes shorter showers to save water and electricity.
Shower Timer skill tracks your time in the shower and challenges you to beat your record every day. It does something about a game becoming greener.
Get better sleep
If you can never sleep on time and solve that 2019 is the year to finally get on track, try the Sleep Helper skill. It guides you through breathing exercises while lying in bed. The exercises are designed to relax your body and sleep quickly.
Be More Adventurous
The hardest part about being more adventurous in the New Year comes up with ideas. The Daily Things skill gives you something new to try every day. Just ask, "Alexa, ask daily things to give me an idea." If you don't like the proposal, just ask another.
Some ideas the skill has given me is to play a new board game with friends, learn a new dance like salsa and write an article to a newspaper. 19659012]