Four apps to keep your New Year's resolutions on track
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re like us and you’ve stumbled at the first few hurdles, don’t beat yourself up – cut yourself some slack! You are by no means the only one: more than 80 percent of us will have ditched our resolutions by the second week of February.
However, this does not have to be the end of your ambitions to try something new. There are a wealth of apps on the market that can help you track your resolutions – and hold you accountable for keeping them up. So whatever it is you’re looking to achieve, check out these tools to help you stay on your chosen path.
Did you decide to make a positive change with your New Year’s resolutions? Donating to charity is one of the best ways to give back, and it has been made easier with Toucan. Give to the charities you want, when you want, and show the world what you stand for. All your donations are in one handy place, where you can keep track of charities you have helped and the money you have given.
Fancy taking a social media detox this year and picking up a book instead? Goodreads is here to help people find and share books that they love. You can track the books you are reading, have read, and want to read. You’ll never lose your page when reading again! It also avoids the pitfall of getting halfway through a tome in your favourite crime series before realising you’ve already read it – although maybe that’s just us.
Plus, every year, you have the option to set yourself a reading challenge. What will you choose: five, ten or maybe even push it to 30 books?
Committing to learning a new language is a pretty good way to kick off the year – maybe you are planning on visiting a new country or want to expand your linguistic knowledge. Well, Duolingo is the place to go with bitesize lessons that you can fit easily into your day.
With daily reminders from the app, you will be motivated to keep your streak going and never miss a day of learning. Plus, if you are a little bit competitive, you will be able to move up the leaderboard and into the higher leagues if you keep showing up – ¡vamos!
Health and fitness-related goals are usually at the top of the list for the most popular New Year’s resolutions. MyFitnessPal is your companion for achieving those goals this year. It is really simple; you can log your calories by scanning your meals with your phone’s camera. You can also keep track of your water intake through the app, and log your daily exercise. Set goals to lose, gain or maintain your weight and review your progress over time to see how far you’ve come.
What’s stopping you from keeping to those New Year resolutions now when you can keep track so easily? Go on; give it a go!