Did you know that according to The Huffington Post, only 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolutions due to poor planning and follow through. Well, being the helpful group that we are, we’ve constructed a list of our favourite productivity app’s to help you stick to those resolutions all year!
Resolution: Improve Eating Habits
We all know how healthy eating habits is important for your body, but did you know how important it is for your mind? A healthy diet will not only help maintain your fitness goals and lower your cholesterol, it also improves your concentration, alertness and productivity, all the tools you need for a successful day in the office.
With over 1 million recipes, Yummly will become your smart cooking sidekick, offering personalized guidance every step of the way. From recipe recommendations just for you, to handy tools and helpful videos… everything you need to improve life in the kitchen.
Regular exercise does more than improve your overall health, it improves your work life too! Whether your partaking in regular spinning classes or enjoying a daily hike, these forms of exercise boosts your brain, energizes you for a productive day, reduces stress, increases stamina and improves your overall mood.
From first time to intermediate runners, C25K creates a simple routine for you to follow while tracking your runs, calories burnt and tracks your time and pace all while you get to enjoy your favourite music list (side note, have you heard The Weekends newest track – ‘False Alarm’?)
Resolution: Save Money
Mint is an effortless way to manage your money in one place. Curating your bank accounts, credit cards, bills and investments in one place, you can pay your bills directly through the app and be reminded when payments are due. With monthly reviews, you can see how much money you’ve saved and allocate budgets for upcoming months.
Resolution: Sleep Better
We all tend to hit that snooze button a few times in the morning, but remember it IS important to get a full nights rest. While you’re asleep, your brain is preparing for the next day, forming pathways for a more productive tomorrow. We don’t want you to hit the snooze button one too many times and miss that morning meeting, that’s why Pillow was a must-have for this list of productive apps.
Pillow is an advanced sleep tracking alarm clock that can effortlessly measure and track your sleep quality. Tell Pillow how much sleep you want to get or when you want to wake up and the app will ‘wake you up’ during your lightest stage of sleep preventing you from waking up feeling tired… or feeling like a zombie.
Clutter is distracting and is proven to to affect your ability to focus. Looking at an abundance of paper work found on your desk overloads your visual cortex and actually interferes with your brain’s ability to process information. With organizational tools, you’ll have the power to remove those distractions, allowing you to stay focused on the task at hand.
Evernote will change the way you organize your personal and professional projects. Within the app, you can create to-do lists, save articles you find online and take notes in an uncluttered form. With the camera feature you can effortlessly scan, digitalize and organize your paper documents, business cards and hand written notes while syncing you’re your content across multiple devices, including your Apple Watch.
Did we miss your favourite app? Tell us in the comments below which productivity apps are a must have for you.