We already have a plethora of digital tools to track everything from how many steps we walk to how well we sleep at night, but there are a few things that are a bit more difficult to measure. For example, if you were asked how happy you've been this month, would you have an immediate answer? Probably not, but that's one of the things that an upcoming app called Reporter hopes to help you answer.
Reporter randomly prompts you to complete short surveys throughout the day. The questionnaires ask anything you desire from "What are you doing?" and "Who are you with?" to more relative measurements such as how happy you're feeling. After a few days, the results of these check-ins will begin to show patterns that can teach you things about your habits that you may not have known.
If you find that you're eating junk food or napping more often than you're going to the gym, that may be a stat you can use as motivation. Or if you're spending even more time hammering out work projects at home than you realized, it might be time to ask for a raise (hey, it's worth a shot, right?).
You can sign up for a notification when the app launches via the Reporter website.