Awesome Apps to Revamp your Resolution

Alright, guys.  It’s officially February.  Remember that promise you made to yourself at midnight as we rolled into 2015?  Some of us have powered through the first 30-day hurdle, but all too many of us have fallen off the proverbial wagon.

No matter the resolution, it’s not too late to get back on track with the help of a little technology!  Here are 5 resolutions and the perfect apps to keep them!

 

Resolution: Get Healthy

My Fitness Pal – MFP tracks both your diet and exercise.  By answering a few questions about your age, activity level, and overall goal, the app calculates attainable healthy short-term goals which are much more efficient.

Lose It – This app customizes a weight loss plan to your needs.  It also has the benefit of peer support.  Achieving our healthy living goals are always easier when you have someone in your corner who is going through it with you.

 

Water Logged – Drinking an adequate amount of water is so important when it comes to getting healthy.  Waterlogged is an app where you can log the amount of water that you drink, and show you how much more you need to reach your daily goal.

 

Resolution 2: Quit Smoking

LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach – This app gives you support whether you choose to quit cold-turkey, or are looking for more of a step-down approach that decreases your nicotine intake slowly over time.

Get Rich or Die Smoking –This app calculates the amount you save daily by not smoking, and shows you what you can now afford since you haven’t spent your money on cigarettes.  It also unlocks short term as well as long-term health benefits of quitting.  It really is a fun way to look at the perks of kicking the habit!

 

Resolution 3: Finance and Budget Improvement

Mint.com – This financial tracking app syncs with your bank account automatically and allows you to easily track your budget and spending.  Seeing it all laid out for you, you may be surprised to see exactly where your money goes.

 

Credit Karma – These days our identity is directly tied to a 3 digit number.  This number decides how much we pay in interest on a home or auto loan, and can even affect whether or not we get that new job we’ve been wanting.  Credit Karma is a free way for you to keep track of your credit score, as well as keeping an eye out for identity thieves.

 

Resolution 4: Increase Productivity

Any.DO – Whether it’s a task you need completed today or tomorrow, or it’s simply a life goal that you would like completed one day in the future, Any.DO is going to help you keep track of what needs to be done using task management and list making.

 

Cozi – The great thing about Cozi is its ability to keep an entire family on track.  Everyone sets up their own username and you can assign tasks, make notes, and add items to a family calendar that you can keep track of via computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

 

Resolution 5: Time Management

RescueTime – How much time do you actually spend on Facebook every day?  Let’s find out!  This app is monitors browser productivity and sends you a weekly email report to show you how you spent most of your time.  Great way to stay accountable for where your time is really spent.

 

Focus Booster – This app is based on the Pomodoro method, which theorizes that mental agility can be improved by breaking tasks up into intervals.  Once you press start on the app, it sets a timer for 25 minutes of “focus time.”  After this, it gives you 5 minutes of “break time” so that your brain has a second to rest, and then it’s back to the grind for another 25 minutes.  The app even has an optional second tick that will help you use your time wisely by staying on track.

Know another app that might help someone get out of a Resolution Rut?  Leave us a comment below!

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