We know it’s hard to keep track of your lifestyle throughout the year – there’s so much to do, and sometimes it feels like no way to have a hold on it all. If you have a smartphone, an app is a great way to help you keep on top of all the goals you’ve set for the new year, and make living a healthy, productive lifestyle so much easier! Here are some tried and tested lifestyle and wellness applications that are sure to improve your everyday routine, as well as your overall well being.
Buddhify is one of the best apps on the market for mindfulness. Maybe you don’t have a moment to sit down and practice some meditation, or maybe traditional mindfulness methods just aren’t for you. Buddhify is a collection of guided audio clips ranging from a couple of minutes, if you’re wanting a quick session, to more than ten minutes, if you really want to get in the zone. There are even sections for public transport and walking, so you don’t need to take time out of your already busy schedule to be mindful!
Wanting to learn a new language for your New Year’s resolutions? Duolingo is a vastly popular, free application that lets you learn over 30 different languages online or on your phone. It’s quick, simple to use, and, most importantly, fun!
Are you wanting to improve your productivity? Find yourself procrastinating on social media when you should be working? Forest is for you! It’s an app that plants a tree whenever you want to focus – but the tree will die if you leave the app to procrastinate. Even better, Forest is partnered with a real-life organisation that plants real trees in return for your focus! If you’re a person who works on your phone, there’s even an option to blacklist certain apps, so you don’t have to sacrifice work-life balance at all.
Find it hard to fit in a workout in your busy day? Some days it just impossible to get to the gym, but maybe you still want to get your heart rate up and do some exercise. With Streaks Workout you can get customisable workouts based on not only how much time you have, but also what exercises you feel comfortable doing. It takes the hassle out of figuring out what exercises you want to do for the day, and lets you get some exercise in for those much-needed endorphins!
We all know sleep is important for a healthy lifestyle, but how do you know you’re actually getting enough? This app works throughout the night to follow your sleep cycle and wake you up at the best point of your sleep cycle – meaning no more drowsy mornings!
Practice self-care and keep track of mental health with this journal-based app that helps you easily create and follow healthy mindful habits. Using artificial intelligence, Reflectly tracks your daily thoughts and feelings, and helps to structure habits for the new year that are focused on self-care, mindfulness, and mental health.