The beginning of the new year is an interesting time, with many of us making resolutions to improve ourselves. While some people roll their eyes at a resolution, wanting to make a change in your life is a great thing!
The problem is that many of us don’t commit to our resolutions, and they end up failing. But as they say, there’s an app for that. We have expensive apps, dictation apps, so why not an app for some common resolutions? Let’s list a few of them.
- Fitbit Coach (Great for Working Out)
Many of us want to work out for 2020, be it to lose fat or gain muscle. Fitbit Coach is a great app for both occasions. It’s a personalized workout app that can bend to your needs and routine. For premium users, you can get a lot of moves to try and people who can guide you to work out better. Plus, fitness reminders.
It is for iOS and Android, and it does have a limited free version. However, we recommend the premium version. It’s $9.99 for a month, or $79 for a year. If you have a little extra income, getting the yearly plan is great for accountability. You have less incentive to stop working out when you don’t want to waste that much money.
- Lifesum (Great for Nutrition)
If your goal is to work better, Lifesum is an excellent dietary app. There are plenty of free apps to count calories, but this one goes into detail based on your needs. It also helps if you’re going on a diet. Like the previous one, it’s for iOS and Android, and there is a premium version you can purchase if you want more accountability and more features. Give it a go and see if it’s for you.
- Chime (Great for Saving)
Many of us want to save money, but it’s difficult. However, with saving money, a little goes a long way. Chime is a banking app that has a unique savings program. Essentially, every time you spend money, it rounds up to the nearest dollar, and puts the difference into your savings. It adds up, and you do get a reward based on how much you save. If you’re looking to revolutionize your banking in 2020, Chime is a great app to try.
In the 2010s, many of us have realized the effects of being on our phones too much. Too much screen use can keep us up at night and make it harder to unwind. However, you can use your phone to relax, too, and relaxation apps like Headspace work wonderfully. They provide meditation exercises and you can download sleep podcasts designed to help you relax.
Besides Headspace, you can find plenty of white noise apps to help you sleep better. These work wonders for when you’re traveling.
- SelfControl (Best for Eliminating Distractions)
If you work at home, you know how distractions can be. Apps such as SelfControl can help to block websites and eliminate distractions. It’s only for Mac, but we hope to see it rolled out on other platforms, because it’s powerful.
First, it’s easy to use. Just put in the websites you want blocked, set the time, and they’re blocked. What makes this app magical is that it’s deletion-proof as well. If you delete the app, it still blocks those sites. If you can’t stop looking at Facebook or YouTube, SelfControl can take back your time and allow you to be much more productive.
- SuperBetter (Great for Accomplishing Your Goals)
If you need professional advice for your goals, it’s best that you speak to a local counselor or therapist about them. However, if you want to try to accomplish your goals on your own, SuperBetter is a great app for that. This app helps for general goals by treating you like the superhero of your own journey.
It sounds a little childish, but narrative therapy may help you with accomplishing your goals. Treating the obstacles in life, be it external or internal, like bad guys can help you overcome them. Same with treating life goals like quests in a video game.