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Mobile apps to help you keep your New Year resolutions

Lose weight, quit smoking, start a new hobby, get into shape, find a new job. These are just a few of the New Year’s resolutions people will make for 2017.

For those who don’t know what a New Year’s Resolution is, it’s basically when a person makes a promise to do something or improve something about themselves in the new year. It could be something like eating healthier or just being a nicer person.

But sometimes it’s hard to stay on track when life can get so hectic. For example, when working late nights, you may not have energy to exercise or you might just heat up a quick microwaveable dinner instead of cooking a healthier alternative. Busy caretakers can spend all weekend running back and forth to kid’s soccer games, trying to get grocery shopping done and dinner cooked and more.  So, they may not be finding the “me time” they need to do more yoga or meditate.

Life throws a lot of curveballs at us and it can be very easy to get distracted and lose the motivation to keep up with your resolutions.

So I put together a few apps that I think can help you stay committed to your goal. Since I know there can be millions of different New Year’s Resolutions out there, I chose some of the more popular ones that can be aided by mobile apps.

Save Money

  eBates    Earn money and discounts while shopping on line. More than 2,000 stores available.

Be more “Mindful”

Chill Daily mindfulness through inspirational quotes and reminders. Share favorites.
Headspace Learn the basics of mediation in 10 minutes a day. Buddy system.  

Get Fit

  30 Day Fit Challenge    Designed by a pro. Award-winning app tailors work-outs to your level. Tracks progress.

Find a New Job

 Job Search by Zip Recruiter   Top rated. Search by keyword, location or title. Apply with one tap.

Stay Organized

Evernote   More than 1 million downloads. Searchable notes, incorporate anything. Share.

Lose Weight

My Diet Coach Great advice. Motivating tips and rewards. Weight loss tracker.

Eat Better

Yummly Searchable recipes by any category. Add recipes to your grocery list. Sort, Save, Share.

Quit Smoking

Smoke Free Tracks how much money you’ve saved. Earn badges. Share successes and more.