Ten Lifestyle Apps You Can Use to Help Achieve Your Goals This Year
by Lou-Ann Jordan Mar 6, 2023
We’ve all heard the mantra, “New Year, new me.”
Actually, it’s such a common phrase that some may overlook its sentiment. Yet, the fact is many of us are seeking to change different aspects of our lives. It’s why we create goals in the first place.
Moreover, often many of our goals are lifestyle practices we want to adopt. The idea is that by integrating these new practices, we establish new habits, thereby creating new selves.
We are now three months into the new year. We know, the time flew by. Still, it’s not too late. Why not view March as a wonderful time to begin if you haven’t already? However, as you embark on your journey, we imagine there’s a wide range of things you may want to refine. For example, you may be thinking of becoming organised, eating healthier, exercising regularly, practising mindfulness, or learning a new language. We know the list is endless.
Still, with the advent of apps, there’s nothing to stop you from getting started. Apps can guide us on how to get started and even offer motivation to maintain momentum. With that in mind, we scoured the internet to find you 10 of the most useful lifestyle apps we could find.
Check out our list, you may already have a few or find new ones to add to your list.
Here are 10 useful apps to add to your current list:
WeekCal (iOS/Android) – Free
If you’re looking to become more organised then this is an excellent app to help. You can keep track of your appointments and upcoming events with no hassle. It’s super easy to use.
MINT (iOS/Android) – Free
Budgeting isn’t easy for many and so it can reappear on their list of goals each year. The issues may vary, for some, it’s to stop overspending while for others it may simply be to keep track of purchases. The Mint app is handy as it aids with either. You can record purchases on the go, and get reminders for bills due and alerts when you go over budget. You can also track your credit card usage. It’s pretty nifty!
SEVEN (iOS/Android) – Free
Some of us have the discipline to work out routinely and others of us would like to get started but feel overwhelmed. We can’t fathom where we’ll find the time, even though we’ve regular exercise as a goal. Well, what if all you had to do was carve out seven minutes? Yes, seven minutes. The app is excellent for those looking to lose weight and who are willing to commit to seven minutes each day. There are appropriate workout challenges and interactive 3D guides to help you along.
Think Dirty (iOS/Android) – Free
If your goal is to give more thought to your choice in skincare or cosmetic products then consider, Think Dirty. Use the app to scan product barcodes for ingredients such items as toothpaste, lotions or makeup. Learn their toxicity and get suggestions on safer alternatives.
My Tracker (iOS/Android) – Free
If you’re thinking of adding to your family but first want to be certain you’re healthy, then try MyTracker. It’s an easy-to-use app that tracks menstruation cycles. It also keeps women abreast of irregularities, symptoms and changing moods. They can log medicine use and export reports. Its “insights” feature also provides relevant health tips.
Headspace (iOS/Android) – Free trial
In recent years, mindfulness has become a hot topic, mainly because of its benefits for maintaining our health and well-being. You may have decided you need to practice mindfulness, become more disciplined, or get more rest. Headspace, which is subscription-based, is one of the most popular wellness apps on the market. It provides tools for reducing stress and managing your sleep cycle.
CamScanner (iOS/Android) – Free lite version
Okay, this year you want to feel more inspired and innovative, so you’re changing your work atmosphere. You’ve decided you’ll like to try working remotely. You can still email documents without a hassle. It’s simple, turn your device into a portable scanner. Launch the app and snap. It will crop and enhance. Now, send.
Duolingo (iOS/Android) – Free
The goal to speak a learn a new language is awesome, and you have help. The Duolingo app developers make education fun, free and accessible! It’s a new and innovative way of language learning. Instead of prompts for monotonous recitation, the app feels like a game.
MyFridgeFood (iOS/Android) – Free
So, you want to eat out less this year. Well, the MyFridgeFood app is perfect for those days when there’s food in the fridge but you’ve run out of meal ideas. The management app offers recipes based on the contents of your fridge. You simply input the ingredients you have and voilà meal options are proffered.
Google Translate (iOS/Android) – Free
Here’s a useful multilingual app if you have a goal to visit a country with a foreign language. Google Translate provides access to over 100 languages and translates text, photos, handwriting and speech. It’s quite handy if you’re conversing with someone or trying to read a sign.
Apps abound and there are many others out there that are suitable for assisting you in achieving your goals. Nevertheless, these are an excellent start. Try them even as you browse to find others.