12 Apps That’ll Help You Keep Your New Years Resolutions
Chances are you’ve already made your New Years resolution and have already taken steps to pursue it, whether it’s to get in shape or to get out of debt.
We all have the very best intentions at the beginning of the year. However, a couple of months in and we usually start slacking, right? Well, not this time. This time you have no excuse, as these useful apps will definitely help you out, no matter what your resolution is.
1) Get Organised
Being disorganised can add a lot of unnecessary stress to your day. Getting organised will hopefully rid you of said stress and help you gain some sense of control over your life. Evernote is a particularly useful app to help you stay organised at work and home too. It lets you collect and store all your information, work, ideas and plans in one place – from web articles to handwritten notes and photos.
Google Keep is another organisational app, but it’s much simpler than Evernote as it consists solely of post-it notes. You can designate colours to certain notes and create to-do lists with check boxes that give you that amazing feeling once checked and completed. There’re no hi-tech tools on it but it’s certainly very handy to have, and rather therapeutic.
2) Pay Off Debts
If you want to get your finances in order in 2015, join the club. Put that calculator away though, you need to download these apps. Expensify is one of the best free apps available for managing expenses. It allows users to sync the app with their credit cards and bank accounts and keeps track of transactions as and when they happen.
If you’re a bit dubious of handed over your bank information, then Debt Tracker is a similar app that allows you to track and manage your debts, payments and more. It’s a simple and easy-to-use app that lets you track you debt manually offline. No bank details required.
3) Lose Weight And Get In Shape
How about your own personal trainer? Download Nike+ training club and that’s what you’ll get. Aimed at women, the app lets you choose from over 100 workouts from different Master trainers and comes with added motivation from other people in the club. You can input goals and commit to a 4 week program with Nike+ and reach those goals faster.
Calorie counter- My fitness Pal is great for keeping an eye on your calorie intake as well as your fitness. It has been featured in the NY times, wall street journal and NBC among other places and has been named one of the best and easiest to use calorie counters around. It has one of the biggest databases of food and the ability to scan barcodes. The app also has over 350 exercises for you to can combine with your restricted calorie diet.
Another alternative is My Diet Coach –Weight Loss, which acts more as a friend that motivates you and encourages you to stay committed, resist food cravings and combat laziness and other obstacles. It’s simple and colourful and makes losing weight seem fun.
4) Learn Something New
If your news years’ resolution more to do with expanding your mind, there’s an array of apps that can help you do that. Want to learn a new language? Well you can do it for free with Duolingo. Duolingo took the app world by storm in 2014 and has become incredibly popular. If you don’t already have it, then you should definitely download it. You can choose from 9 languages including French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Daily Art is also a great app to download if you’re interested in becoming more culturally enlightened. The app delivers daily pieces of art to your phone and gives you information about it for you to read and learn.
For those wanting to get a bit more techy, how about downloading Learn HTML? This free app will teach you how to design a web page using HTML. It consists of free videos, hands on exercises and practice. Whether you want to further your career or simply learn a new skill, this app will come in very handy.
Need Some Help And Motivation?
Whether your new years’ resolution is any of these or something completely different, it’s always so much easier to say than actually do. However, if you download coach.me, you will essentially be hiring a mini cheerleader. Just choose your goal and coach.me will help you along and encourage you to achieve it by giving you advice, motivation and prompting. We all get busy, but reminders from coach.me will make sure you don’t forget what’s important.
If you worry about fitting your goals in with your busy schedule and everyday routine, why don’t you download aTimeLogger – Time tracker? It’s an app that tracks your personal or working activities and lets you know when you have time available. It provides weekly and monthly statistics in the form of diagrams and graphs, and using this data, you’ll be able to control and manage your time effectively.
So, there you have it. You simply have no excuse. Good luck!