Every year we all make New Year’s Resolutions that we hope we stick to all year long. Whether we want to drink more water, spend less money, whatever our resolution is, it always seems that by the end of January the hustle and bustle of everyday life makes us forget about those promises. Luckily for us we now have phone apps that give us a little push in the right direction and make it easier to stick to our resolutions all year long. Here are our top 5 favorite apps to help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions.
Breathe2Relax – If yoga and meditation are not for you, but you still want to stress less in the New Year Breathe2Relax can help you. The app teaches you how to control your breathing to “decrease the body’s ‘fight or flight’ stress response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control and anxiety management.” Your breathing has a profound effect on your body, so manage your stress in 2015 by simply learning to breathe.
Fooducate – It’s safe to say we’ve all vowed to eat healthier every New Year and a month later we’re at the grocery store buying cookies. With the Fooducate app by your side you can know exactly what’s in whatever you’re buying. It contains over 200,000 products each with a letter grade based on nutritional value along with other facts about the product such as whether it has artificial additives. You can also scan a product’s UPC code to access quick info. Making it your best friend when you’re at the grocery store.
Nike+ Running – If you’re going to start eating healthier, you probably are going to want to start exercising too. Nike+ makes it easy for you with tailored workouts specifically for you to prepare you for 5ks, 10ks, half-marathons or if you’re feeling really ambitious in 2015 a full marathon. The app tracks your times and distances to help customize the program to your ability and lets you share your workouts on social media in case you want to humble-brag about what great shape you’re getting in.
Mint – 2105 may be the year you decide to start keeping better track of your finances. Downloading Mint onto your phone could easily make this happen. Mint allows you to keep track of all your financial activity from all your accounts (checkings, savings, etc.) in one place. Every transaction you make it automatically recorded and categorized and then it makes notes of spending patterns and creates a budget for you. This app is a great way to keep tabs on what you’re spending your money on and can be your financial wingman all year long.
Lift – No matter what your specific resolutions may be, Lift will make sure you accomplish them. No matter what it is, Lift tracks how often you complete your tasks that you assign yourself and rewards you with check marks for consistently completing them. The app also helps you stick with your resolutions by keeping you motivation with guidance, encouragement and optional reminders. Think of it as your personal life coach for 2015.