As years come and go, we’ve learned that making annual resolutions and goals are one thing, but sticking to them for the entire year is a different challenge altogether. Typically, the first 30 days are the most difficult, but how do you ensure that you can set goals and actually achieve them month after month? There are plenty of websites and apps out there that can help make your journey easy as possible–see how you can stay on top of your goals 90 days in and beyond.
Lose weight with fitness apps
Losing weight is always one of the top New Year’s resolutions. There are apps that can help practically anyone stay on top of their fitness goals for the new year. These apps can help measure your level of fitness as well as challenge users to meet and exceed their fitness goals. Although losing weight is a gradual process, smartphone apps are a great way to hold yourself accountable, as well as keep motivation high as you hit your milestones. From walking apps to group fitness apps, once you sign up and find the right one for you, you’ll be on your way to a happier and healthier lifestyle in no time.
Use online community groups to keep you accountable
There are online community groups armed with accompanying apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolution intact. Using either the website or the app, make a list of things you want to do, and alert online friends and the site’s community. You’ll receive periodic email reminders and, by sharing your progress with others, you’ll also feel the healthy peer pressure to meet your goals. There are also websites dedicated to helping you stick to any resolution. Many help you visualize your plan, track how you spend your time, keep a journal, illustrate your progress in 3D charts, and so much more.
Keep track of your productivity and schedule
Getting (and staying) organized is another popular New Year’s resolution that can be challenging on many levels. There’s a reason why productivity apps are some of the most popular on app stores. They easily help you stay on top of resolutions by sending email reminders, saving motivational web clips and sharing your tips and notes. A good calendar app can go beyond logging and reminding you of all your appointments by providing extra, useful information that helps you stay on schedule. This will make a world of difference when it comes to meeting and exceeding your “getting organized” resolution goals.
Find the best budgeting apps for you
Spending less and saving more is a goal many of us tend to strive for every year. Budgeting is an important part of developing positive financial habits and building wealth, but, unfortunately, many fail to keep on track after the first 90 days of the new year. There are several banking apps, automatic saving apps and investment apps that help make budgeting easier than ever before. There are even mobile money apps that take the pain out of budgeting by automatically tracking your spending and updating spendable cash each day. It presents a clear, real-time picture of whether you are within your budget, and helps you create a connection between everyday decisions and larger financial goals.
As the new year rolls in, remember that all your goals are within reach and you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Just in case you need a little extra help, there are tons of resources online and smartphone apps that can be powerful tools for helping you meet, achieve and live out your goals all year long.
What online tools are you using to keep your New Year’s resolutions this year? Share your thoughts below.