We all know the saying “new year, new you,” but let’s face it: there’s a big difference between saying and doing. Regardless of your resolutions, these five apps will help you make promises that you’re actually able to keep this year.
Raise your hand if your schedule seems jam-packed? Yes, life is hectic. However, Evernote can come in handy when you have a to-do list that is a mile long. Whether you utilize the app to create checklists (think grocery shopping) or to just simply jot down your crazy ideas in the middle of the night, all important details will be in one place.
Ah, budgeting. Staying on top of your money is a great habit to develop, but can take some fine tuning. Fortunately, Mint is an all-in-one finance app that not only allows you to easily create budgets, but also provides you with suggestions based on your spending. You can also track and pay your bills, get alerts, and schedule payments on the spot.
Getting in shape is always a popular resolution that oftentimes flounders come the beginning of February. Whether you plan on joining a gym or pounding the pavement, accountability is key. MyFitnessPal includes easy-to-use step and calorie counters to track food intake and exercise. With a database of more than 5 million foods, a barcode nutrition scanner, and a recipe importer, you’ll be able to create a healthy balance between exercise and diet.
Resolution: Reduce stress.
App to download: Headspace
In search of a stress-free life after the holidays? Consider mindful meditation. It’s a popular practice that acknowledges reality, lets the mind wander, and accepts thoughts as they come and go. Headspace provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. Once you learn the basics, you can subscribe to unlock hundreds of hours of content and track your progress and days meditated.
Resolution: Give back.
App to download: Goodshop
If you’re looking for a way to donate your money, download Goodshop. It has to be the easiest way to support your favorite cause. Simply pick your favorite stores (Amazon, Target, Sephora, GAP, etc.), save big with thousands of deals and coupons, choose your favorite cause from a list of over 110,000 nonprofits, and Goodshop will donate to that your cause! You’re practically getting paid to do something good—a win-win!
Download these apps, and watch as your resolutions transform into healthy habits!
For more ways to ring in the New Year on a high note, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/celebrate.