Friday Five: 5 Tools for New Year's Resolution Success in 2014
Today may be "Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day" but that doesn't mean you actually should! We've already posted some tips to keep your New Year's Resolution, but sometimes you need more than just tips to keep going. Whether your resolution is to be healthier, get more stuff done, save more, or even just to have more fun, check out these 5 awesome apps that can help you keep your resolutions in 2014!
Okay, I know a lot of people want to get in shape for the new year, but one of the biggest reasons people fail is because they don't make getting in shape fun. Well, if that's your problem, then this app is for you! Their motto is: "Get Fit. Escape Zombies. Become a Hero." Basically, they use the impending zombie apocalypse (you know, the one we narrowly escaped last year) to motivate you to keep running and to run faster than you ever have before (zombies are chasing you after all). They even have "Zombie Chase" interval training. You can use their app outside or inside, so download the app to get started with running away from zombies and running towards better health today!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your long todo list? Any.do can help! Their award winning todo list app offers you an intuitive and easy-to-use calendar to help manage your day. After you've planned your day, the Any.do mobile app easily syncs with Chrome, which in turn links the app up to Gmail. With Any.do, you'll never forget to do a, well, to do again!
3. Way of Life
Are you still biting your nails, forgetting to floss, or even, gasp (or in some cases cough), smoking? The Way of Life app can help you change your, well, way of life! The app helps you keep track of habits - both good and bad - so you break the bad ones and build on the good. It easily keeps track of your daily habits with easy to read color-coded charts. You can even leave yourself notes, but best of all, you can add passcode protection to the app to keep it away from prying eyes (though those prying eyes could also help motivate you).
When life gets expensive, you need Expenisfy! Expensify helps you keep track of your finances by syncing your credit cards and bank accounts. Then, it tracks your purchases in real-time. You can even take pictures of paper receipts and upload them. All of this helps Expensify create simplified expense reports that even your accountant would be jealous of!
Getting out and having more fun in 2014 may not be everyone's New Year's resolution, but it certainly should be! With Scout, you can discover local events and things to do near you. They consider themselves to be your "daily personal navigator" and their mission is to "help make people's lives less stressful, more productive, and more fun when they are on the go." That sounds like a pretty great mission to me (and a pretty great New Year's resolution - less stress, more productivity, and more fun). You can download their app or visit their website at Scout.me to find things to do, places to eat and drink, events, and even places to stay.
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who hopes you had a happy New Year and are looking forward to a great 2014!