When it comes to resolving to lose some weight or getting fitter most of us start out with good intentions but can sometimes fall short of meeting our target.
If you want this time around to be different and see it through to the end you will need a bit of a helping hand, in the form of a few carefully chosen apps to track your progress and give you encouragement along the way.
Here is a look at some useful apps that encourage you to change your habits, plus an inventive way to learn a foreign language and an app that could have you running marathons before you know it.
When you make visible progress with your goals and can see that you are sticking with your resolution, this will make you feel like you are on a bit of a streak and it is more likely that you will stay on track with your new habits.
An appropriately-named app to consider is Streaks, which allows you to set up a list of daily tasks to complete, then tick off your streaks as you complete them.
It doesn’t matter what you use streaks for, so you could set up a list of different activities and tasks, such as going for a run, making sure you drink the right amount of water to stay hydrated or anything else you are trying to get into good habits with.
Another alternative app to consider is HabitBull.This one promises to encourage you to build up some good habits with a gaming approach to keep it fun and lets you keep going with positive habit-building even if you have the odd lapse.
Broaden your horizons
If you are compiling a list of popular resolutions, learning a new language would be right up there alongside losing weight and getting into better shape.
It is a big challenge to achieve any degree of fluency in a different language and it definitely takes a certain amount of commitment to get there. If you are interested in applying yourself to the task and what an app that could help you to learn a new language Memrise is worth considering.
What makes this app stand out from the crowd is the fact that it aims to make your learning process a game and a story in equal measure. This inventive approach to language learning means you get an app that should make getting to grips with a new language fun and easier to stick with.
Turning 5k into 10k
Jogging can soon turn into a bit of a passion and can be a great way to keep fit and healthy, all you need is to set out on the right path and build up your goals one step at a time.
A good companion for your jogging exploits would be the C25k app. This app is designed to build up your distance with a sensible program of runs that gets you from targeting a 5k run to challenging yourself with 10k and beyond in seamless fashion.
You might also want to download a thermometer app so that you know what the weather conditions are going to be like before you set out on your latest run.
If you want to make some progress with your resolutions and stick to them so they become habits, try downloading some apps that will help you meet your goals.
Caitlin Johnson is a student who is goal orientated, using tech to keep her on track at all times. 100% geek, and proud of it, Caitlin shares her tips and tricks for using tech with an online audience.