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The Science Behind Shapa

Shapa Missions

myshapa June 13, 2019
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Your personalized Shapa program includes daily missions. These missions are actions you can do daily to focus on healthy habits that span all areas of everyday life. Whether focusing on sleep, nighttime snacking, or no reaching for the sweets when bored just to name a few, Shapa’s missions are designed to help you build new habits and behaviors to drive you towards your personal goals.

Personalized to you

Shapa selects missions for you based on your responses to the questionnaire when you first start with Shapa. Each day you can let Shapa know if you did your missions for the day or not. This helps Shapa learn more about you – what activities engage you and where do you see the most impact towards your goals. Missions allow you to focus on the opportunities within your daily life where seemingly small changes can lead to big results in your health and wellness.

Habit formation takes time

Habits take time to form and effort to maintain. Shapa works to keep things engaging and meaningful for you. Your Shapa missions will vary in duration. You may have a one day or some that you’ll be working on daily for 14 or 28 days long. Remember, repetition is key to building habits and keeping that foundation stable. Shapa will help you keep that foundation stable by recommending missions that build on your past successes.

Small yet mighty

Some missions may seem like relatively small daily actions, that’s intentional. When we do something really ‘hard’ we often overcompensate for it afterwards. For example, “I went for a run and burned 100 calories per my fitness device therefore I can eat a cupcake as reward.” But that cupcake may be 300 calories and your body doesn’t use calories in that transactional of a way.

Let’s talk commitment

Research shows that small reminders can help with habit formation, such as blocking time on our calendars. With Shapa, you can schedule your missions right onto your calendar. This helps with follow through and makes sure that you are able to successfully complete your missions when it makes sense for you during your everyday.

Two a day (most days)

You have enough going on in your daily life to worry about a bunch of rules for things you’re suppose to be doing, or not doing. Shapa gives you two missions per day (some times you’ll have one mission to focus on if it’s a longer multi-day mission). You can focus your attention and energy on these tasks. Focusing on these daily missions can serve as a commitment to your daily health and wellness goals.

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  1. Al June 14, 2019

    Why do the missions repeat so often even when I’ve completed them, including the 7 day missions?

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    1. myshapa July 2, 2019

      Great question, missions are often scheduled to reappear after a certain period of time to reinforce the habits that you’ve built or been building. There may be missions that have a similar theme or focus to again help each user build and reinforce the daily habit.

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