KosmicQuitter - Stop Smoking - Smoking Diary - Alcohol and Substance Abuse
A Bit of Help With Stuff That's Hard to Quit
KosmicQuitter is a simple motivational application designed to help you manage and journal problem habits such as smoking and alcohol use.
Of course, a piece of software alone cannot make you change your behaviour. Only one thing on the planet can do that - and that thing is reading this sentence!
But many of us can benefit and make progress with our problem habits by seeking to come to terms with the true extent of our consumption.
KosmicQuitter aims to help you monitor your substance usage, whether your intention is to quit or just to reduce your consumption. The use of diary techniques for assisting with problem habits is widely advocated. For example, Action on Addiction a uk based charity promotes this technique for both smoking and alcohol use.
A Positive Approach - The Good Stuff!
KosmicQuitter enables you to place images of good stuff in opposition to the record of you substance use.
The positive images will help to reinforce the argument for trying to reduce or curtail your usage.
Keeping a Record
KosmicQuitter encourages you to make individual entries journalling your substance usage. You may do this as often or as infrequently as you wish.
An outline view organises entries by year, month week and day.
KosmicQuitter is also forgiving enough to realise that many of us will start a substance diary in earnest only to let things slide or become distracted and the diary lapses. Then weeks or months later we regain our motivation! So KosmicQuitter makes it easy to create rough estimates of our consumption over previous weeks or months.
A Unit Approach to Consumption
KosmicQuitter takes a unitary approach to consumption. A unit of consumption is whatever you define it to be:
- A unit may be a single cigarette, a packet, or a carton.
- A unit may be a single glass, a can, or a bottle.
- Other Substances
- Define your units as required.
Each time you make an entry you will estimate the number of units you would have expected to consume and then record the actual number of units that you consumed. If you are honest with yourself when making your entries then you will soon establish a true picture of your behaviour.
KosmicQuitter's unitary approach to consumption means that it can be used to journal substance abuse habits in addition to smoking and alcohol use. You can also track your usage of more than one substance if required.
KosmicQuitter's unit editor can be used to define new units of any type. Units may also be assigned to a category to help with classification.
KosmicQuitter uses individual documents to store its information. So, if you need to, you can create separate documents for different individuals.
Use Scoring to Take Responsibility
Part of KosmicQuitter's approach to taking responsibility is the setting of a score for each entry. The actual value may be chosen by you, making it your judgement of how well you think you have done.
Alternatively, the score can be calculated based on the entries expected versus actual consumption.
The score is reflected in the journal entries with a simple traffic light coding scheme: green, yellow and orange. And if you find yourself having the best of all possible days (or the best of all possible weeks) then you can choose to award yourself a star.
What You Spent and What You Saved
Hmm, this stuff is expensive!
KosmicQuitter uses your estimated and actual consumption information to keep a running total of what you spent on your habit and what you saved.
You can filter your entries in numerous ways and determine what you have spent in different categories or periods.
Feedback and Support
We want KosmicQuitter to be as useful as it possibly can be. So if you think that the software can be improved then don't hestitate to contact us.
Just click on the Feedback and Support.. item in the main KosmicQuitter menu.
And if you encounter a bug or crash then please inform us. Just use the Feedback and Support.. menu item. When you report problems back to us it results in better software for everyone.
Alternatively, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Euro: about €18.32
Sterling: about £15.58
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Trial version limited to 30 entries.
- Mac OS X 10.5.6 Leopard and above
- Internet connection to register