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Every small step brings you closer to your goals.

The story of Restory.

We started Restory out of a personal need to help us keep track of our life goals, reflect on our emotions, and journal our goal progress in a simple, secure, and effective way. Building Restory is an iterative process. It began as a goal tracker but has developed to being a virtual space for Reflection, Re-evaluation, and Rediscovery.

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Katerina and I started the Human-Matter project with a mission to explore problems related to modern lives and apply behavioural science to solve them. When we had to decide on what problems we would like to first tackle we decided to list some of the problems we faced in our lives. The one problem that challenged both of us was managing our professional and personal goals. We had meaningful life goals set for ourselves but we struggled to live our life aligned to them.

Being pregnant with my first born, shifting homes, and starting Human-Matter in a pandemic made it really tough to stay motivated and progress with my life goals. I realised I was either trying to do too much or completely prioritising one over another. This made me constantly anxious and stressed. Katerina on the other hand was challenged with juggling her full time job, being a single mother to 4 wonderful girls, and developing Human-Matter.

We shared our stories with each other and started thinking of simple solutions to help us manage our lives better.

After some heavy research and experimentation we identified 4 things that empowered us to progress with our life goals without jeopardising our mental wellness.

1. Create a clear vision for your life. Identify goals that will help you achieve that vision.
2. Choose a personal and professional goal to focus on with a time frame in mind.
3. Cultivate a habit of tracking those goals alongside your emotions and moods.
4. Develop insights on how you behave and feel when you work on your goal and when you neglect them.

This is how Restory began.

 

Frequently asked questions.

What is Restory?

Restory is a personalised, 3-week, behavioural science based goal-guider, that nudges you with daily reminders to evaluate your mental state and tracks your goal progress. Once a week, a series of prompts are delivered to help you reflect on your past week and plan ahead. At the end of 3-weeks you get access to your personalised handbook to gather insights on goal progress, sentiment analysis, and resilience.

How do I receive these nudges?

The nudges are in the form of an email sequence that you receive in your inbox daily. The email provides you instructions and access to your virtual spaces to fill in your daily progress and weekly reflections. You will have to add hello@human-matter.com as your contact so that the emails do not land up in junk or promotions.

What are the virtual spaces?

Once you sign up we will invite you via email to onboard. This is followed by an email sequence that gives you access to The Lounge, The Comfy Couch, The Kitchen Table, and The Handbook.

Onboarding – It’s where you choose the 2 goals (personal and professional) you want to focus on, the time zone to receive your email reminders along with some additional information. We DO NOT need to know your name. Each user has a unique code and the information provided is fully confidential and secure. Takes you about 3 minutes to complete it (one time)

The Lounge – Think of this as a personal space where you take time for yourself with a nice warm cuppa to reflect on your life vision, goals and what you want to achieve in the next 3 weeks in regards to each of your goals. It helps you to focus on what you want to achieve in the next 3 weeks. Takes about 15 minutes to complete (one time)

The Comfy Couch – A space you visit every Sunday to write your weekly story. Think of it as me-time. Our prompts help you evaluate your progress and emotions in the past week and reflect on what you want to accomplish in the week to follow. Takes about 15 minutes to complete (Every Sunday)

The Kitchen Table – A space you visit daily to evaluate your day and your mood. It’s a simple daily checkpoint that nudges you to stay aligned to your goals. It makes you stay accountable to yourself and empowers you to be a self-leader. Takes about 5 minutes to complete (Every day).

The Handbook – It’s a space for self-discovery. You access it after you complete your first weekly. It delivers bite-sized behavioural analysis and insights about yourself without overwhelming you. Having this information about yourself and identifying patterns will empower you to be more mindful and guide you to live a life aligned with your goals. It also provides you with curated content from reputed sources that helps you develop a clear life vision and understand your emotions, state of mind, mood, and goal progress.

What are the benefits of signing up to Restory?

• Cultivates a positive habit of reflective writing/ journaling.
• Reminds you to track your daily goal progress.
• Provides a structure to assess your emotions, moods & feelings.
• Encourages you to focus on holistic goals.
• Delivers insights on your behavioural patterns, goal progress, and resilience.

 

Happy Notes

” I found Restory to be very useful. The daily check-ins were quick and punchy but effective. The whole experience was intimate even if it’s digital “

Junior software developer

 

“I really appreciated that the goals that were being monitored were holistic – physical, mental, business…”

Entrepreneur

 

“The personalised Handbook that was sent to me on completion was absolutely amazing.. Restory was definitely a positive thing in my life”

Travel community builder

 

“Restory helped me get into a habit of tracking my goal progress and reflecting on my emotions and feelings.. It gave me structure… My Resilience Score in my handbook particularly got me interested…” 

– Senior programme manager

 

What type of goals can I set?

We encourage users to have holistic goals.The 8 categories of goals presented are:

Self-awareness
Career
Wellness
Entrepreneurial
Relationship
Finance
Parenting
Societal/Environmental

How many goals can I set?

You can set 2 goals (one personal, one professional) for the duration of Restory which is 3 weeks.

Why only 2 goals?

We believe in setting small goals to achieve big success. Having more than 2 goals at a time could easily mean setting up yourself for failure. The aim of Restory is to get you to focus fully on 2 goals and make progress.

What’s the duration of Restory?

The duration of Restory is 3 weeks.

Why 3 weeks?

Having shorter, simpler milestones makes it easier to stick. Having a clear end date doesn’t seem too daunting and farfetched. It keeps you motivated to stay focused on your goals.

E.g. I will meditate everyday versus I will meditate for 1o minutes, everyday, for the next 3 weeks.

What happens during the 3 weeks?

The first step is Onboarding. You can set the goals you would like to focus on for the next 3 weeks and the time zone that suits you to receive your email reminders. You will be also requested for some additional information and complete your payment to access your private virtual spaces.

Once you have completed the onboarding step you will receive an email everyday that gives you access to your private and fully secure virtual space

1. The Lounge
2. The Comfy Couch
3. The Kitchen Table

Once you complete your first weekly story (at the Comfy Couch), you can access your personalised Handbook that provides behavioural analysis and insights about your progress. You can track your moods, emotions, resilience level and goal progress made since you signed up. The access to information depends on the plan you have chosen- Restory Essential or Restory Advanced.

What happens after 3 weeks?

Now that you have got into the habit of tracking your goal progress, emotions and moods along with writing your weekly story you are encouraged to continue this habit. You could manually do it yourself.

You could also sign up to Restory again and continue focusing on existing goals or select new goals.

What does it cost?

Restory Essential – €19.95 for 3 weeks ( i.e. less than a cost of your daily chocolate bar + investing a few minutes everyday for yourself.)

What it includes:

• Access to all virtual spaces – Lounge (Vision), Comfy Couch (Weekly Story), and Kitchen Table (Daily checkpoint)
• Access to Handbook – Visit your vision, Goal talk, Goal progress and priority, Emotional tuning
• Road to growth- curated content from reputed sources that helps you develop a clear life vision and understand your emotions, state of mind, mood, and goal progress.

Restory Advanced- €49.95 for 3 weeks (i.e. less than the cost of your daily Starbucks coffee + investing a few minutes everyday for yourself.)

What it includes:

• Everything from Restory Essential
• Access to the Handbook’s premium analysis section.
• Sentiment Analysis – This analysis is done using sophisticated tools that cannot be automated via Coda. You will learn about the sentiments like joy, anger, positive, negative, surprise, trust etc you have experience during the past week.
• Resilience Score – Your Resilience Score measures your ability to look at life positively or negatively, process events, and willingness to learn from it. The score is marked on 10 point scale and based on Behavioural Science research.Based on pre-selected scientific studies we developed a proprietary algorithm that calculates your Resilience Score.

Is there a trial period?

No. The goal of Restory is to help you cultivate a habit of reflective writing and align your daily life to your goals. It’s a process that takes time and commitment to see benefits. According to Dr. Waltz research, it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a new habit. Having a trial period defeats the purpose. We will also have insufficient data to provide you with valuable insights in your handbook.

Can I get a refund ?

Yes. You can request for a refund if you wish to discontinue. You can request for a refund within the first 7 days of starting Restory. All you need to do is email us at hello@human-matter.com to receive your refund. Kindly have the subject line of the email as Request for Refund with some information on why you are choosing to discontinue with Restory. This will help us to improve Restory and be of value to our users.

What about my data privacy?

Safeguarding your privacy is our mission. We know the importance of privacy and every bit of information you provide us is strictly confidential and GDPR compliant. Our behavioural scientist has been certified by Northwestern University, USA and National University Of Ireland, Galway for the ethical handling of data.

Where can I sign up for  Restory ?

After completing 2 successful iterations of Restory our next version launches in May. Follow us on twitter or subscribe to our Weekly Wisdom newsletter to stay updated.

Restory Pricing Plans

1. Restory Essential.

€19.95 for 3 weeks

• Access to all virtual spaces – Lounge (Vision), Comfy Couch (Weekly Story), and Kitchen Table (Daily checkpoint)
• Access to Handbook – Visit your vision, Goal talk, Goal progress and priority, Emotional tuning
• Road to growth- curated content from reputed sources that helps you develop a clear life vision and understand your emotions, state of mind, mood, and goal progress.

2. Restory Advanced.

€49.95 for 3 weeks

• Everything from Restory Essential
• Access to the Handbook’s premium analysis section.
• Sentiment Analysis – This analysis is done using sophisticated tools that cannot be automated via Coda. You will learn about the sentiments like joy, anger, positive, negative, surprise, trust etc you have experience during the past week.
• Resilience Score – Your Resilience Score measures your ability to look at life positively or negatively, process events, and willingness to learn from it. The score is marked on 10 point scale and based on Behavioural Science research.Based on pre-selected scientific studies we developed a proprietary algorithm that calculates your Resilience Score.



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