If you are doing something hard (but good for you, like finishing the run, writing a chapter for your book, studying for tomorrow’s exam, etc.) there comes a moment when you want to quit.
An app that has only one function: when you feel you are about to quit, press the button, and you will hear a version of the following: “a bit later, I’ll stop in a little while.” Putting off something into an undefined but near future usually means you’ll never do it. It’s like harnessing procrastination to your benefit – helping you not stop doing what you need to do.
When you get an alert for a task you need to do, its very easy to dismiss it because you “don’t feel like it” at that point in time (you have more urgent things to do, like arranging the icons on your iPhone.) It’s easy because the context of the task is lost. You forget the “big why” – why do you need to do this!
If you write the reminder in a way that would give you the context of why you want to do this, it might help you execute on it and not reschedule. Don’t write as a “floating” task: “write a new blog post about time management for kids”, instead try: “write a new post about kids time management because I need to win over the parents target market”.