Apps to Make Five New Year’s Resolutions Stick
Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Do you find it tricky to continue keeping your resolution after the first few weeks of the year? Well, help is here! Here’s a list of apps (available on both Android and iOS) to make life a bit easier, and help you succeed at five common resolutions for 2018.
Resolution 1: Spend Less, Save More
Goodbudget– Modelled after the paper envelope system, Goodbudget helps you stay on budget and save for big purchases. You start by dividing your income into expense categories, such as groceries, transportation, eating out, and mortgage payments. The app lets you know if you’re overspending in any categories, where it’s going and how much is leftover.
Clarity Money – Take control of your finances, and reach a financial goal with Clarity Money. It analyzes your specific financial situation and works to improve it by canceling wasteful accounts, getting better deals and lowering your bills.
Resolution 2: Learn a New Skill
Duolingo– Learning a new language with Duolingo is fun and effective. The bite-sized lessons involve reading, speaking and listening, and can be done anywhere. As you complete lessons, you move to more difficult tasks to build your vocabulary and sentence structure.
TradeHero - Interested in playing the stock market but not sure where to start? Look no further than TradeHero. This gamified app allows you to trade virtual stocks to learn how the market works, risk-free. When you’re ready, you can switch to trading real money.
Simply Piano– For the budding pianists among us, Simply Piano lets you learn step by step, even if you’ve never played before. Just set your device on your piano or keyboard, and the app will guide you to learn your favourite songs.
Resolution 3: Get Fit and Eat Healthier
Fooducate This health tracker app helps you eat better and lose weight by keeping track of what you eat, offering recipes and healthier alternatives for junk foods, and connecting you with others in the Fooducate community.
MyFitnessPal– This easy calorie counter app gives you access to the world's largest nutrition and calorie database. It also tracks diet and exercise, and works with more than 50 devices/apps like Fitbit and Garmin so you can sync all of your information.
Resolution 4: More “Me” Time
Calm– A popular app for mindfulness and meditation, Calm uses meditation and breathing exercises to help you relax more, sleep better, and have less anxiety. It provides daily meditations ranging from beginner techniques to deep concentration as well as sleep stories and music to help you feel well rested.
Resolution 5: Get Organized
24me– Ever wish you had a personal assistant? Now you can! 24me is a smart personal assistant with a centralized calendar, to-do list, and built-in notes. It connects your utilities, service providers, banks, social networks and more. Then it automatically alerts you to tasks you need to do, and assists with day-to-day errands.
MyShaw App – As a Shaw customer the My Shaw App makes it easy to manage your products, pay bills and access support articles. Plus it’s the fastest way to connect with a Shaw rep. Download it today on Apple IOS and Android.