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The Techy Calendar I Kickstarted to Help with New Year’s Resolutions

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Yes, 2019 is on the horizon. And, yes, it’s quite easy to set resolutions or goals for the new year—then find yourself immediately sidetracked. That’s why this super inventive Kickstarter caught my eye.

It’s called the Every Day Calendar: Created by Simone Giertz—a Swedish inventor, YouTuber and robotics enthusiast—the Every Day Calendar is designed to be a visual reminder of the goals you want to accomplish. Want to write more? Floss more? Meditate more? Think of this calendar as a personal gold star system for your habits.

Without getting super technical, here’s how it works: It’s basically a printed circuit board aka the thing that keeps every single electronic product you own ticking on the inside. Simone took the PCB and made it front and center, but put it on the outside and designed it so you can interact with it, too.

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The result? A modern (and lit from within) calendar featuring a hexagon pattern made out of gold-immersed copper that allows you to tick off daily progress on your goals with a tap. Say, you meditate for 10 minutes every day this month. Each time you accomplish your goal, tap the calendar, and the circuit board technology used in the design will light up to signify your progress. (Hello, it’s a gold star!)

All you have to do is place the calendar in a spot where you’ll look at it every single day. (A visual reminder counts for a ton in goal-setting, after all.) The aesthetic is sleek enough to place on your kitchen countertop or hang on a wall in your office. Also, worth noting: The calendar is 0 percent internet-connected, which means no apps, wifi, Bluetooth or computer programs are needed to set it up. It also has something called non-volatile memory, so if you lose power or have to unplug it for some reason, it will remember which days were lit up.

As of now, it’s beyond fully funded. Which has me thinking: What are my goals for 2019?

Without question, I need to improve my diet and to drink more water. I also want to be meditating more (Hello, Headspace) and working my way back to a regular exercise routine. I guess all that sounds boring/typical, but after a bit of turbulent year last year, my health really is my biggest priority.

Now, all I need is this calendar to track my progress.

What do you think? Would you invest in something like this?

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