Toward the close of every year people around the world make big goals for the new year, but with packed schedules, it’s often hard to meet those goals while on the go. Because of this, most people end up giving up on their goals within the first few months of the year. January 12th has been named the official day most people give up on their New Year Resolutions, according to Strava, and by February 80% of people will fail to keep their new year resolutions. To help you not become a statistic this year, we’ve come up with a list of the top-rated self-help apps to help you accomplish some of the most common New Year's resolutions. Keep reading below to learn more!
Are you trying to get more organized this year? Evernote can help you capture all your ideas, projects, and to-do lists all in one place, so nothing falls through the cracks. It’s been the top-rated note-taking app for years because of its ability to sync your content across all devices, so you can easily access your information anywhere. With Evernote, you can take notes in a variety of forms including text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDF's, web clippings and more. You can also use your camera to quickly scan, digitize, and organize your hand-written notes, paper documents, business cards, and drawings.
Fabulous is a daily motivation app that coaches you how to reach your health and productivity goals. This simple yet beautiful app uses science to help you track your goals, build new habits, and live a happier healthier life. Whether you want to exercise more, sleep better, improve your mental focus, or achieve a personal goal, this app will create a plan personalized just for you to follow.
You can use the Fabulous app for free, but if you want to unlock the full features of the app, it will cost about $94/year.
Most people resolve to get more fit in the new year, but often forget the importance of getting your mind fit. This app aims to help you do just that by using science to create games that give your brain a daily workout to improve your memory, attention, and many other cognitive skills. Lumosity offers over 40 fun brain games and activities designed to put your critical thinking, memory, and problem-solving skills to the test. The app gives you a free 10-minute brain test to set your baseline scores and see how you compare with people your age; then it creates a set of games just for you to help you sharpen your skills.
The app is offered for free, but if you want a more personalized workout routine and in-depth insights about how you play you can upgrade to Lumosity Premium for $11.99 monthly or $59.99 yearly.
The Duolingo app is excellent for those trying to learn a new language. This popular app offers users a quick, easy, and fun way to learn a new language, and best of all its free! Duolingo uses advanced technology to personalize lessons and allow users to practice reading, writing, speaking, listening, and conversation with intelligent Chatbots. Duolingo is designed to feel like a game and scientifically proven to be effective, so it’s not a hassle to devote time to using the app. The games are quick and fun, and the app sends daily reminders to complete a new lesson to help you quickly learn a new language.
The app is completely free and offers 30 complete language courses for users to choose from. There is a Premium subscription available as well that provides users with an ad-free experience with access to offline lessons.
Do you want to start drinking more water, but can’t seem to stay on top of it? Then the Water Time app is the perfect app to help you stay on track of your water intake. Water Time is a simple easy to use water reminder and tracking app designed to help you easily increase your daily water intake. The app also lets you count other drinks like tea and juice towards your daily goal to more accurately track your water intake. Use this app to quickly get in the habit of drinking more water and get more healthy this year.
It can be hard to create new habits, but with the help of this app you’ll get it down in no time. Named as Google Plays “Editor’s Choice," Habit Tracker can help you to keep track of your day to day habits and routines whether you are trying to cut a bad habit or create new positive ones. The app is fully customizable allowing you to follow your own schedule and track your personal goals. If you're trying to kick a bad habit, the app helps you stay motivated by sharing motivational images and quotes and connecting you to discussion forums with users with the same goals. It also sends you reminders and graphs with success percentages to keep you on track and show how much progress you’ve made so far. The calendar on the app can be used as a goal tracking system, a planning tool, checklist, or reminder system to assist you with whatever your goals or needs are.
Habit Tracker is available exclusively on the Google Play store. If you are an iPhone user and could benefit from the features of this app, try the Productive- Habit Tracker on the App store!
7 Minute Workout
If one of your new year goals has been to get fit year after year, but you never seem to get around to doing it, give this app a try. 7 Minute Workout has received many awards such as “Best App of 2016”, “Top Trending App," and “Best Self-Improvement App” from Google Play, and highlighted by the New York Times as offering “maximum results with minimal investment.” This app uses high-intensity circuit training to make the workouts highly effective even though they are completed in a short amount of time. Each workout offers 12 different exercises based on your fitness goals that are done in 30 seconds, followed by a 10-second break between each exercise. All the workouts are designed by professional fitness coaches and include visual workout guides, so it’s like having a personal fitness coach in your pocket!
The 7 Minute Workout in this review is only offered for Android devices on the Google Play store, but Fast Builder Limited developed a similar app, 7 Minute Workout: Fitness App, for iPhone users on the App Store.