TODAY is Christmas Day, which means that the new year is just a week away. So perhaps it is not too soon to start making some new year’s resolutions where we promise to take better care of our health, perhaps save money, travel more, do something new, and so on.
For those looking for apps to help you stick to your resolve, we have a few suggestions here.
While we cannot guarantee that these apps will definitely see you through your goals, there is no harm in trying, right?
On a healthier path
Eating well and exercising are some of the top must do resolutions for many people. There are many food diary apps that allows you to track your consumption, and Dining Note: Simple Food Diary (free on Android and iOS) helps you do just that. This fuss free app allows you to manage your food intake better by listing down your daily meals, and gives you a rough idea on how your environment and company influence your eating habits.
If motivation is what you need to get moving, then look no further than Strava (free on Android with in-app purchases). The app pairs with most of the wearable techs out there and helps track your activitiy, compare performance and connect with the right community.
A clearer mind
For those wanting to focus on their mental health, the Meditation Studio (RM17.99 on Android, and RM16.90 on iOS) can perhaps help you achieve that. The app is designed for newbies and advanced meditators alike, with tips to overcome stress, get better sleep, project happiness and other positive outcomes. It also features meditation suggestions from over 30 qualified life teachers, and you can track your progress along the way.
The Question Diary (free on Android and iOS) asks you one question everyday, varying from “Are you happy right now?” to “What needs to be removed from your life?”. You are expected to answer honestly each time, and will be asked the same question again same date, next year, which then you could use to evaluate your life.
Trying new things
It is always good to learn new things and busuu (free on Android and iOS, with in-app purchases) lets you pick up to 12 new languages. Learn Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Russian, Italian, Japanese and more with this easy-to-learn app that allows you to practise your skills with native speakers. You can even enroll for a full language course with certification from American learning science company McGraw-Hill Education.
If speaking languages are not your thing, then perhaps learning coding languages are? Download Apple’s Swift Playgrounds (free on iOS) to pick up the programming language used to build many Apple apps.
Have a hard time keeping track of your money? There are many apps that helps you do just that. One of them is Spending Tracker (free on Android and iOS, with in-app purchases), which allows you to list down your daily spending habits. There is also a “budget mode” that allows you to set a fixed amount for a particular project and help you meet your spending target. You can even create charts to see exactly where your money goes each month.