If you don't already have a New Year's resolution, well now is your final boarding call because its January already, so get on it. Don't worry, you and your paralysing indecision are definitely not alone. We all suffer a bit from performance anxiety when it comes to making long term, meaningful resolutions, even if it isn't exactly the most original idea in the world. Odds are that you've broken every New Year's resolution to date, but that's no reason to think this year's will be a bust. Because we have the technology you guys.
So I don't know how much space you have left on your phone (if you're anything at all like me, its clogged with dog pictures and FRIENDS memes) but I do know that it's worth it to make space for these apps.
If you're looking to be more zen and present in your everyday life, you NEED to download Headspace. If you haven't tried it, finding time to meditate everyday is a game changer. It's a subscription based app, but there are 10 free lessons to get you started. Whether you want help with sleeping, anxiety or just to be happier, Headspace is worth the download.
If you want to brush up on your language or learn a new skill, Duolingo is the app for you. Whether you want to learn French, Japanese, Italian or one of the other 20 languages the app can teach you, you get bite-sized lessons to help you practice at your own pace. Plus, Duolingo is free and there's no limit to how much you practice or how many languages you learn. Sign me up!
We could all use some budgeting help and that's where Mint comes in. You can sync all your accounts with Mint, including your bank accounts, student loans, credit cards so you can see exactly where your money is going. Whether you want to cut down on the amount you spend on clothes or simply track your spending, Mint will help. And the best part? It's free.
Way of Life
This routine-tracking app helps you form good habits and break bad ones. You can also set reminders and custom messages to keep you and your resolutions in check. Basically, Way of Life keeps you accountable for your New Year's resolutions. The free version allows you to choose three goals to track but you can set an unlimited number of goals with the paid version.
This app turns fitness into a game and anyone can use it, no matter if they're a beginner or a tri-athlete. It adapts a fitness plan based on your skill level and lets you unlock badges every time you make progress.
This app blocks all social media and other distracting sites that make you procrastinate instead of finishing tasks - but be careful what you wish for. Once its activated you can't turn it off until its scheduled time. Yep, they mean business.
Couch to 5K
If your New Year's resolution is to run a 5K or even just to get more fit, Couch to 5K is the app for you. The program requires you to train for 20 - 30 minutes a week for nine weeks total. If ticking off a 5K marathon is on your bucket list, download it stat.
Emma is just your average book loving, tea drinking, story writing, narcissistic millennial on an eternal quest for the perfect t-shirt. Ever since she picked up her first copy of Dolly when she was twelve, she always knew she wanted to work in magazines. She would describe herself as a bit of a hopeless romantic with an obsession for true crime and horror and a love for red wine, whiskey or a stiff gin and tonic. When she's not binge watching Netflix or buying things she can't afford online, she spends her weekends trawling through bookstores and eating her way through Brisbane.