Mobile Apps to Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Self-improvement and personal well-being play a big role in many people’s new year’s resolutions list this 2017.  A recent survey from the Statistic Brain Research Institute revealed that the top 3 new year’s resolutions for the year are: Losing weight/Healthier Eating (21.4%), Life/Self-Improvements (12.3%), and Better Financial Decisions (8.5%).

Sadly, 48.4% of the survey respondents admitted that they have infrequent success in achieving their new year’s resolutions and 42.4% say that they have never succeeded and have failed to achieve their new year’s resolutions each year.  This is probably why 42% of the American population never make new year’s resolutions.

If you are part of the 41% of the American population who still endeavor to create new year’s resolutions, this blog post is precisely made for you!  Here are some of our favorite top mobile apps that can help you in achieving your new year’s resolutions this 2017:

Fitbit app

If losing weight is one of your new year’s resolutions this 2017, you need to come to terms with the reality that it’s not as easy as just working out more or dieting.  After all, fitness is not a one-time thing.  It is a lifestyle.  You need to develop a regular routine to achieve your goal and thankfully, your mobile phone can be extremely handy to help you with this.

Fitbit has sold over 54 million devices and its mobile applications have consistently held the number 1 spot in the App Store and Google Play last year.

Fitbit has dominated the health and fitness industry for years.  The company has sold over 54 million devices and its mobile applications have consistently held the number 1 spot in the App Store and Google Play last year.

The Fitbit app will help you set your fitness goals and monitor them.  It’s not limited to just your exercise routine, because the app will also help you in monitoring your sleep, and track your weight and nutrition.

At the recent CES 2017, Fitbit announced some major updates to the Fitbit app, which promises to make the mobile app even better than before.  Fitbit has one of the largest fitness communities in the world and the Fitbit community section will allow Fitbit users to connect and engage with like-minded users.  It also features a Facebook-like feed where you can post images, your daily routine and engage in friendly competition with friends by attaining certain goals in the leaderboard.

HLC Tip: Since your smartphone will be your fitness buddy to help you achieve your goals, it’s best to protect it during your workouts.  If you plan to jog or run, put your smartphone in an armband or waistband to keep it from falling out of your jacket or pocket.

Mint

Everyone wants to have financial freedom, but sadly, only few ever get to achieve this.  Experts say that the first way to achieve financial freedom is to first understand your income vs expenses and keep your expenses at a minimum.

PHOTO: Mint | Intuit’s Mint App is one of the most highly-recommended personal finance applications in the market.

Mint is one of the most widely used personal finance apps in the market.  Prior to installing and testing it out, we consulted with several top-rated tech blogs and Mint came up in all the highly-recommended lists.  Developed and managed by Intuit, which is known for Quickbooks, this mobile app allows you to gain a real-time view of your finances.

By connecting Mint with your bank accounts, credit cards, and even your existing loans, you gain better insights on your regular expenses.  You can also set up goals associated with spending and savings, which will alert you when you are nearing your spending limit.  You can also pay your bills, check your credit rating, and track your investments all in one app.

The interface is simple and easy-to-understand.  You don’t need to worry about being overwhelmed with financial or accounting terms at all.

HabitBull

The start of the year is the best time to leave old habits behind and start forming new – better – habits.  Habits define how well and consistent you are able to achieve the steps needed to make it to your destination – your goals.

Photo: HabitBull | HabitBull is free and easy-to-use. It makes forming habits easier through its cool features.

HabitBull is a well-recommended habit-building mobile app that is available on both Android and iOs.  The freemium version is already good enough to help you in maintaining at least 5 habits that you want to develop.  The app will supply you with data about your progress through graphs and statistics, and you can also customize alerts or reminders according to your needs.

We love Habitbull’s simple and easy-to-understand interface.  It gives you a daily, weekly, and monthly view and doesn’t complicate things for you that you’ll lose interest in tracking your habits at all.

 

Achieving your goals can be difficult – especially if you try to handle things on your own.  Mobile apps, such as the three that we just recommended, can be of good use to keep you focused and reminded of what you need to do.  Maximize the technology that is available to you and surround yourself with the right type of people who can motivate you.

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