With the new year just around the corner, this is the time when most people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. They are so tough to keep without good help and support. You start out doing so good in January, but by the time February hits it’s back to the same old grind and the New Year’s resolution quickly becomes a fading memory.
Don’t accept that in 2017! Make this year the year that you kept your resolution. Make this the year a year of personal growth. These mobile apps can help you stay on track in 2017.
NYR #1: Stick To A Budget
Tracking finances and spending are not most people’s idea of a good time. But what if there was a way to brake it down in a manner that was easy to follow and maybe a little… fun too. You’ll master your household finances in no time with HomeBudget. Who knows? Maybe by 2018 you’ll have saved enough EXTRA money that you can finally buy that boat.
HomeBudget with Sync
NYR #2: Lose Weight
Go to any gym during the month of January and you will see how many people have chosen the new year for getting in shape. Come back in February and you’ll see how many of them failed. In most gyms, 80-90% of the people present in January are not there just 3 weeks later! Be part of the 10% that stay the course. Be elite! And find good sound support where you can. MyFitnessPal has a suite of apps to choose from to customize your fitness and weight loss experience. These apps work! If you have the motivation, these apps can help keep you on track. 2017 is your year!
Calorie Counter by My Fitness Pal
NYR #3: Quit Smoking
On again, off again. Professional quitter. Cold Turkey. Reduction. Patch. Gum.
If you don’t understand why I wrote those words, then this app is not for you. But if you have struggled with quitting smoking, then you are probably very well acquainted with those terms. And you could probably use a little more help to turbo charge your quitting efforts. That’s where MyQuit Coach comes in. Download this app today and follow the FULL program.
Livestrong MyQuit Coach
NYR #4: Become More Active [Sit down less]
Sit behind a desk all day long? Me too. It isn’t that I don’t want to stand up more. I just keep forgetting to do it. Enter STANDUP!, the app. StandUp! offers an easy way to make sure you’re standing up and stretching the old legs at regular intervals. Who knows what’ll happen. First you’ll be standing more. Then possibly walking more. Before you know it, BOOM! Fitness!
Stand Up! The Work Break Timer
NYR #5: Limit Your Time On Your SmartPhone.
If you’re like most of us, you probably spend way too much time on your phone. Here’s way to test if you do. Do you find that your back or neck hurts more than it ever used to? It might be from assuming this position all day.
Forest is a simple app that helps you to limit your phone time by making NOT using your phone a kind of game. Check it out today (or maybe after you finish reading this article first).
NYR #6: Reduce My Stress
This is a complicated resolution. There are so many ways to become stressed out. Stresses will come and go and some may never leave us. The trick isn’t to live in a stress free world, but instead learn how to manage stress and limit the negative effects of stress on your life. Headspace offers a toolkit for meditation. It sounds mystical, but it really isn’t. This isn’t mysticism. It’s science. Learn how to destress, focus, gain higher awareness, compassion, and more with Headspace.
NYR #7: Learn a new Language
If you’ve decided that 2017 will be there you finally learn to speak French, Japanese, Mandarin, or one of several other languages, then Rosetta Stone is the app for you. There are many players in the language market, but Rosetta Stone is a proven method of learning through what is known as subversive learning. Essentially, you’ll learn the same way children learn to speak their own native language. With this app, you’ll be properly pronouncing “hors d’oeuvre” in no time.
Cost: $129.99 Rated: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
NYR #8: Learn a new skill (like cooking)
Yes, the same YouTube you already know and probably use. YouTube has become a game changer in the realm of learning/teaching. 24/7 365 days/year you have access to some of the best content, created by masters in any particular field. Not all content is created equal, so exercise caution. When it comes to YouTube the saying hold true, “Eat meat, spit out the bones.”
Cost: Free Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars