In WeAchieve, every goal has a plan comprised of tactics. Tactics are those routines, habits, and tasks that you need to do day in and day out in order to achieve your goal.
For example, you have a might a goal to develop healthy habits, which case your tactics could be:
- Drink 8 glasses of water every day
- Wake up before 7:30 AM every day
- Meditate for 20 minutes every day
- Walk 10K steps every day
- Run 20 miles every week
As you can see, tactics in WeAchieve can be a combination of simple check-list like habits to more data-driven action that require you to log data over time. So in order to capture the advantages of both worlds, we decided to include both Simple Tactics and Advanced Tactics in WeAchieve.
Simple Tactics are those things that you just want to check yes/no when you complete them every day. They tend to be pretty simple habits like “Drink 8 glasses of water every day” or “Brush your teeth twice a day”. You don’t need to log every single glass of water you consume, but just need to save whether or not you drank the full 8 glasses every day.
To create a simple tactic in WeAchieve, select “Add a tactic” from the lower right menu:
Select Simple Tactic:
Write down your tactic and tell us a few details about how often you want to achieve it and tap create to complete the process.
To log your daily progress, just tap on the tactic to get the expanded view, and then tap any day of the week to log yes/no/skip for that day.
And to view how you are doing over time, just tap “Details”. We have several charts and a calendar to help you better understand how you’ve been doing:
Advanced tactics are those that require a bit more data than simple tactics. They can’t be achieved by simple yes/no answers, but require compiling data over time. Examples include “Walk 10K steps a day”, “Run 20 miles a week”, “Eat fewer than 2500 calories a day”, etc.
As a result, you will have to log more information for advanced tactics. Thankfully, we do integrate with both Apple Health and Strava (with more integrations on the way), so this data can be automatically synced with WeAchieve, saving you time and effort.
To create an Advanced Tactic, select “Add a tactic” from the lower right menu:
Select Advanced Tactic:
Pick the activity that you want do for this tactic.
Pick the metric (or measurement) that you want to use to track progress. Then pick the aggregation. Usually, you want to use sum (which adds up progress over time), but occasionally you may want to use another aggregation such as average or most recent for something like weight (where you shouldn’t be adding up all your measurements over time).
Pick how often you want to do this tactic and when you want to start. Then tap create.
To log data for the tactic, tap on the tactic to bring up the detailed view. Then tap on “Log”:
You can view your progress by tapping on “Details”, bringing up a chart and facts & figures on how you’re doing:
If you have any additional questions on how or why we created tactics this way, feel free to reach out to WeAchieve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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