Resolutions, life changes, or any other goal is much easier when you make it a priority. Personally, I think organization helps anyone keep his or her life prioritized. We may live in a digital age full of distraction, but for every game and Facebook page, there is also an app or Website that can actually work toward helping you diminish distraction.
A few months ago I deleted all the game apps off my phone (except for a few toddler games to keep my son occupied in stores and restaurants). Then, I downloaded some free apps that help me budget money, track my fitness, etc. I have included those apps as well as others for common areas in which organization is vital to help you use electronics as an advantage rather than a distraction.
So this year I downloaded a free app that allows me to put in our income and track any money we spend, from cash out of the ATM to anything from our checking account. It has been helpful and eyeopening for some categories. But best of all, I can access it online as well and generate reports at will. I chose to use Goodbudget Budget Planner, but more free budgeting apps with high user ratings include: Mint Personal Finance, Spending Tracker, and Money Monitor.
I have MyFitnessPal and know a lot of other people who use it as well. This app already has a huge database of common foods and meals from restaurants and homemade items that make it easy to track eating. I recommend it especially for those wanting to lose weight but who don’t know where to start. It also tracks exercise and lets you set a weight loss goal. I still use it to check food content, but am currently looking for an app that is more focused on helping me gain muscle instead of lose weight. However, MyFitnessPal does allow you to set your own custom eating goals, even though it is mainly aimed at weight loss.
Just like I am currently “shopping” for the next app to help me reach my new fitness goals, it helps to look for apps through other key words like “workout,” “nutrition,” or “personal trainer,” to find one that meets your specific needs. Other free fitness-related apps that have high user ratings include: Fitness Buddy, Workout Trainer, My Plate Calorie Tracker, FitStar Personal Trainer, and 5K Runner.
It can be hard to know where to start, especially if you plan on going through the entire Bible in a year! Luckily, there are Bible apps to help by offering reading plans, quizzes, commentaries, and more. I use Bible Gateway, but more apps with high user ratings include: Faithlife Bible Study, Bible Trivia, Inspirational Bible Verses, and optional Bible translations for download from Just1Word, Inc.
Now if there was only an app that would shock my lips every time I drank a Diet Mountain Dew . . .