Nay! No more broken promises! 2014 will be your year of successful New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because they have an app for that!
Resolution: Lose Weight
Probably one of the most common New Year’s resolutions made and broken is to lose weight. Holiday feasts leave us feeling bloated and motivated to lose that winter fat, but by February the momentum fades. The thing about weight loss is that you can’t count on diet or exercise alone. It takes a combination of the two to see real results.
This is where the MyFitnessPal app comes in. Not only can you log your diet, which includes calories and nutrition, but you can input your exercises and calories burned. MyFitnessPal does an excellent job of helping you set realistic goals and track your progress.
Added features include the helpful community forums available online as well as fitness blog. Did I mention you don’t have to go it alone? MyFitnessPal allows you to invite friends to lose weight with you, ensuring that you’ll always stay motivated.
Resolution: Get Out of Debt
More and more the American dream is shifting from homeownership to getting out of debt. With the average student loan debt somewhere in the tens of thousands, it’s no wonder millennials are living at home while they pay off their education.
Not only does the Mint app allow you to set budgets and see where your money is going, but you can also set financial goals. Because Mint works with hundreds of financial institutions, you can easily link your loan provider to your Mint account and start chipping away at that debt.
Using Mint’s Goals feature, you can set the amount you’d like to contribute each month and Mint will give you a projected goal completion date. This feature also suggests steps that you can take to pay off your debt sooner, such as paying down your debt with savings or investments.
Keep with your budgets and loan payments and pretty soon you’ll be debt free!
Resolution: Spend More Time with Family
Life is short. Spend it with the ones you love. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. If you’re a 9 to 5er, you’ll most likely spend more time with your coworkers than your family. Between work and other adult responsibilities, it can be difficult to find time for the kids or your spouse, but nothing is impossible with a little organization!
If you’re a list person like me, you’ll fall in love with MyLifeOrganized. With its outline feature, you can organize your tasks into projects and break down large tasks into reasonably sized actions. No longer are you looking at a daunting list of to-dos, but you get a view of a few doable actions at one time. As you complete each to-do item, your next actions will automatically update one by one until your project is conquered.
Similar to the other two apps, MyLifeOrganized can be synced across all of your devices for seamless project management. So go ahead, kick your to-dos in the caboose and use that extra time with the people who matter most.
Happy New Year!