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How braintingle’s next big update can help you break bad habits

Updated: Jan 26

Since the release of 1.0, we have been designing a huge update behind the scenes with your feedback. For those that don’t know, we rely on proven neuroscience and behavioural cognitive science to help you break bad habits. Our upcoming launch of braintingle 3.0 on Product Hunt is geared to solve some of the most challenging issues of forming good habits.

Let’s dive in.



1. Accountability

Someone holding you accountable is the best way to get things done and stay on track. According to the “American Society of Training and Development’s (ASTD) study on accountability,” they found that you have a “65% of completing a goal if you commit to someone”. And if you have a specific appointment with a person you’ve committed, you can “increase your chance of success by up to 95%”.

95%!

That is unattainable with any other hacks that internet self-development gurus push for. It’s similar to workplace productivity where an appropriate number of check-ins give strong motivation to stay on track. As long as it’s a voluntary relationship from both sides.

Braintingle 3.0 plans to help you find “matches” that are in similar situations as you or have a great track record of breaking bad habits. Once you get matched, you will be able to track and nudge each other, supercharging the sense of accountability.

2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (aka CBT) is famous for helping people identify and solve phobias, procrastination, drinking, smoking, overeating and other behavioural problems that we often face. CBT has been proven to affect real physical changes in the brain. 9 out of 10 studies on the relationship between CBT and the physical brain concluded that according to fMRI results, personalized CBTs had impacted “cognitive restructuring of brain regions previously associated with previous phobic reaction”. Since common habits like procrastination mostly stems from “fear”, CBTs are now widely used to help people progress in life.


Braintingle designed an extensive CBT process into the app so people can experience the entire cycle from identifying the problem, committing, getting matched with a partner, and coming through with rewards. Braintingle 3.0’s CBT process includes:

  • Identify the problem

  • Select potential solutions

  • Get matches with accountability partners

  • Trying solutions

  • Get rewarded and take part in a good cause


3. Hacking dopamine

Dopamine isn’t just about giving yourself a chocolate reward after working out. Or watching YouTube videos after those long hours of studying.

Andrew Huberman, a Stanford professor in the field of neuroscience has revealed that we have the capacity to generate infinite surge of dopamine if we feel like we are on the right track. This is called an intrinsic motivation. Here are some examples:

  • Run 10 minutes a day to feel reenergized for that side hustle

  • Study at least 30 minutes a day to get into that engineering school in order to one day build my own spaceship

  • *One good habit a day that helps a good cause

Any small action that you can relate to a personally important matter can produce dopamine intrinsically. One tip that could empower this process is, after completing a mini habit, do a fist pump and say “Yes, I did it!” enthusiastically. Done often enough, the placebo effect will kick in and you’ll start to feel like you are on the right track.



Braintingle 3.0 will donate based on your performance. The more bad habits you break, the more we donate to The Alzheimer’s Fund and other Foundations. Braintingle is definitely on the right track.

Accountability – CBT – Hacking Dopamine

Here is the recap of braintingle's next update

  • Find an accountability partner

  • Rely on cognitive behavioural therapy to guide you

  • Hack dopamine with intrinsic rewards


Braintingle 3.0 plans to incorporate all of the above as seamlessly as possible. You’ll find an accountability partner, create healthy patterns with CBT, and we’ll donate in your name as you progress further along the journey. Braintingle 3.0 is coming soon on Product Hunt, so sign up below and get exclusive updates before anyone!


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