Raise your hand if you’ve ever joined a gym in January. How many times did you actually go? Save yourself some pocket book pain this New Year and make realistic resolutions that will improve your life one day at a time. Peruse some of these iPhone apps to help get you started on the journey to a better you in 2012.
For a systematic approach to meeting your New Year’s resolutions, plan it out with the Big Change app for iPhone ($2.99). Whether you want to exercise more, drink less or save money, the Big Change app has a setting for you. The best part, you get to visually keep track of your progress with Big Change’s “Progress Tracker” section and even update your Facebook and Twitter statuses straight from the app to reflect your advancement. Motivational push messages will also cheer you along the way.
Are you constantly late and always forgetting loved ones’ birthdays? Make your resolution to never be late again with the Easy Reminder app for iPhone ($1.99). Set reminders for everything from hair appointments, your uncle’s birthday, a business meeting, your parent’s anniversary, your dog’s grooming appointment and more. If you are in need of a resolution because you tend to be late or forgetful, I highly suggest this app.
If your New Year’s resolution is to take more photos and be a little bit cooler in your photographic approach, then definitely check out the free Instagram app for iPhone. Start snapping away and documenting your 2012 journey. This photography app is filled with easy to use, dazzling and nostalgic filters to perk up photos of your everyday life. Let your inner artist out with little to no effort with this alluring photography app. And with instant sharing to social media networks, you can annoy your friends and family all day, every day with striking photos of your fabulous life.
Yoga has many mind-body benefits and it really isn’t that difficult to learn. Whatever ailment you have at the moment, there’s usually a yoga stretch to help alleviate the pain, so long as you stay away from the difficult looking poses. Try the All-in Yoga: 300 Poses & Yoga Classes for your iPhone ($0.99) and give yoga a test ride in 2012. Try a new pose a day until you find one you like. It’s a heck of a lot cheaper than joining a gym for yoga classes, plus you can try it in the comfort of your own home. Committing to try yoga in 2012 is a resolution that will be both good for your mind and body.
Why not make your New Year’s resolution to help others? As they say, much is given to givers (or something like that). The free BoomBoom! app is a place for everyday random acts of kindness. Use this app to document and witness random acts of kindness and share with your social network. I can’t think of a better resolution than 365 random acts of kindness in 2012.