TL;DR: The following are some automation thingies (let's call them "zApps") that can give you that first push that sometimes we need in order to start creating a new habit.
Sometimes it seems we lack the strength to start a new habit. No matter how much we want it, it's as if the laziness within us was almighty and had complete control over us. Maybe you're lucky and this isn't your case; but if it is, hopefully you'll find some powerups here that will kick the laziness out of you, or at least zap it enough to give you an advantage over it.
These zApps aren't magic pills, and either is the Pavlok device. You need some honest will for change and self-improvement. But for some of us that's not always enough. And that's where these zApps come in.
If you're here and got a Pavlok device, that means you're already willing to change and become a better version of yourself. And hopefully these zApps will give you that first push you might need.
There's this "2 minute rule" (no, it's not for eating food from the floor) for overcoming procrastination, that I really like and has worked for me. A time-consuming task will trigger our inner procrastinator right away. But if we set ourselves to spend just 2 minutes on it, then we will not only spend some time on the task, but we will most probably end up spending much more time on it. It's all about getting started. And this can be applied to habits too.
BUT, there's a big but... Some of us are master procrastinators, and even thinking about starting a task or habit will make us say "not now", even if we set ourselves to spend only 2 minutes on it.
And that's what most of these zApps are meant to help with. To simply get started. To say "ok" instead of "not now". And they will attempt oi also help during the task or habit (i.e. if you stop doing the task you'll get zapped until you keep going).
The zApps listed here will attempt to help you with: