“New year, new me” seems to be on everyone’s mind in January, but how do you make these changes last through the rest of the year? Making resolutions is great, but sticking to them is even better. No matter what you want to improve on in the new year, making changes to everyday habits and tracking your progress are key to being successful — and what better way to do that than by using the technology that is so often in our hands? In 2018, it’s only fitting that we look at apps that can help you stay on track and become a better you.
Are you having trouble curbing your spending? Maybe you spend too much money on lattes or take out. Or maybe you just never took the time to think about long-term savings. These apps can help put your spending into perspective. Mint, Clarity Money and Qapital are money managing apps that can help you understand where your money goes while also making beneficial changes. You can easily connect your bank accounts to accurately display your spending habits, add saving goals for specific funds like a vacation, or get reminders to pay bills on time. If you’re looking to be more fiscally responsible in 2018, these apps are a great way to start!
Health + Fitness
Health and fitness always seem to be a priority in the new year, but it’s sometimes hard to keep that gym routine or diet going after the first month. That’s where your phone can help. Whether you are looking to lose weight or just want to be healthier in the new year. An app like MyFitnessPal helps you keep track of what you’re eating, log your exercise, and set personalized goals. If you are looking for an app that can help you get moving, RunKeeper, can track your running routes, set reminders, and congratulate you as you reach new milestones. And for those of you that need to slow down and focus on self-care, there are great apps to help promote mindfulness. Calm and Headspace both make meditation simple by guiding you through exercises that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
If you are looking to just make better habits, then apps like Productive or Done could come in handy. Productive allows you to plan your days and track your progress while Done lets you create the ultimate to-do list. Both apps also have push-notifications for gentle reminders to focus on your habits.
Hopefully, 2017 was a good year for you. If you want to make 2018 even better though, the technology in the palm of your hand can certainly help. For more tips to make 2018 the best year yet be sure to follow Lighthouse Insurance on Twitter and Facebook.
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