With 2012 drawing to a close and 2013 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to establish a list of resolutions for the following year. In all honesty, there is no better moment to reevaluate your life and decide on the aspects that require a bit of improvement. In every other situation, you can simply choose to postpone the moment when you kick an unhealthy habit, learn a new skill, get your love life back on track, etc. The dawn of the New Year marks the day of goodbye to the past and a wholehearted welcome to the future.
Why would you need help?
Truth be told, New Year’s resolutions are not always easy to follow, especially when you are shooting for something difficult. Breaking out of your normal routine can be tricky, even with the full support of your friends and family. The little slip-ups are what discourage people from staying true to their promise, determining them to get off the wagon, retake smoking, continue spending money recklessly, engage in superficial interpersonal relationships, etc.
How can mobile apps provide assistance?
In order to stay motivated, tracking the progress of your endeavor can be instrumental. This is where the applications come in to save the day. The advent of technology has transformed simple communication devices into powerful, multifunctional tools and one of the functions they can serve – with the right apps of course – is help you keep the New Year’s resolution in the upcoming year of 2013. With a whole array of features at your fingertips, nothing will stand between you and your future goals. Let’s examine the most common New Year’s resolutions and the apps that can help you achieve them.
“I’m going to eat healthy and start exercising”
If you are out of shape, your health is deteriorating or you are overweight, then this is probably the resolution that you are aim for. The application that can be of assistance in this case is MyFitnessPal that can be purchased from the Google Play store. MyFitnessPal enables you to accurately and quickly measure your calorie intake, keep track of your exercise routine and enter the weight loss progress very easily. In addition to that, you can also utilize the barcode scanner integrated in the app to determine the healthiest aliments. What more could you wish for?
“I’m going to manage my time better”
For the oldest situation in the world, when you simply cannot juggle between the family life, work and your hobbies, the Family Organizer app developed by Cozi is exactly what the doctor ordered. As far as organizer applications go, this one has all the features you will ever need. From the family journal to a calendar that allows you to set mementos and notifications to shopping lists, installing Family Organizer on your smartphone ensures that you can sort out your whole schedule in an instant. At the same time, the application is free of charge and it permits you to synchronize the schedule with other mobile devices that have it installed, so you can plan your program in accordance to the one of your family.
“I’m going to manage my finances better”
No more throwing money out the window, no more late fees on your credit cards. In short, no finance management issues! Simply install the Mint.com‘s application and you will be able to aggregate and centralize all your bank/credit card accounts. The app also provides detailed information regarding each account, keeps track of the money you earn versus the expenditures and displays your average spending patterns to help you determine the best way to save money. It’s free of charge and completely secure, so this app is a must-have for budget related New Year’s resolutions.
“I’m going to quit drinking/smoking/drugs/etc.”
In that case, Habit Streak is the one you want. The application can be downloaded free of charge and its role consists of helping you monitor the progress based on the unhealthy/unpleasant habits you plan to give up in 2013. All you have to do is enter the habit and provide it with a daily report of abstinence success/failure. In addition, the Habit Streak also provides positive reinforcements for users who want to develop a healthy habit rather than kick a nasty one.