It’s that time of year again—time to start thinking of what you’d like to change about yourself in the new year. My goal for 2018? Stop using the dog face Snapchat filter on my sister, Clawdia (she hates it, but I find it hilarious!). Anywho, I hear humans usually have more legit pledges to themselves, so I’d like to share some of the cool apps out there that can help you keep those resolutions.
Goal: Be more financially responsible.
Organize and monitor ALL your financial activities from a single place with this app. Handy charts can tell you how much of your money you spend on categories of your choosing, like food, travel, health, entertainment and more. You can even set controls for spending in certain categories. The app is very user friendly, even if you’re all paws like me.
Goal: Lose weight.
App: Lose It
As you kick certain bad habits, you may develop others, as this app is especially addicting and—even better—efficient. You create a daily calorie budget, track your eating and activities and get built-in motivation to help achieve your health and fitness goals.
Goal: Improve mindfulness and focus.
Our thoughts have a huge impact on our well-being. Focus your mind with this subscription-based guided meditation app (don’t worry, it’s very affordable!). Choose from a variety of topics depending on what’s on your mind—training for a marathon, having a baby, stressing out at work—and get more advanced with each session while the app tracks your progress for you. It’d be amazing to see at the end of even one month how much time you’d carved out to just breathe and think pointedly instead of rushing around and stressing.
Goal: Be thankful.
App: Five Minute Journal
On a related note, if you’d like to make a point to be more intentional and appreciative in the coming year, this simple app is for you! For a $5 one-time cost, the app will prompt you with a few questions at the start and end of each day, asking you for things that you’re grateful for, what you’ll do to make the day great, why the day was amazing and how you could have made it better. By answering these quick diary-like entries and supplementing with photos you’ve taken throughout the day, you’ll quickly learn to appreciate the smaller things in life.
I’m not sure if any of those will help keep me off Snapchat and away from the temptation of teasing my catty little sister; but I bet there is something in there for you to help make this new year your best one yet!
Best of luck!
Your pawsitively pawesome pal Cache