How these apps will help you to keep your new year’s resolutions

“Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress”, said Seth Godin the Founder of Squidoo, and so do many people take the New Year as an occasion to start it with at least one good resolution. Weight loss, quit smoking, learning an instrument– the list of potential improvements of our life is long. New Year – new me? Unfortunately, we’ve all been at this point, where we realize that the implementation of our plans turns out to be not as easy as we expected. Seeking for motivation? We summed up the best apps which promise to help you to vanquish your inner temptation.

Give them a try and you might finally succeed to put down your bad habits… well, at least a bit longer than for the first weeks of 2017.

Quit Smoking

QuitNow!: The app shows you real-time stats like the time since your last cigarette, a number of cigarettes you achieved to avoid, as well as the time and the money you could save. The app also offers UN’s World Health Organization based indicators on your health improvement process and provides an achievement list you can unlock step by step which keeps you motivating to stay smoke-free. You can also message other quitters and get yourself some support or helpful tips.

Start Working Out

Zombies, Run!: “Run in the real world, become a hero in another.” Instead of watching Zombie series on your couch, you can now be the main actor of your very own zombie story. In this particular running game, you are the center of an audio adventure where every run becomes a mission. Meanwhile to the played voice recording, which warns you about zombies and tells you when to speed up, you collect supplies with which you can strengthen your defense or build farms to help other humans to survive. Join the community of 3 million runners and discover the deeper mystery behind the zombie apocalypse…

Do good (and good will come to you!)

ShareTheMeal: This initiative was brought to life by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the biggest organization fighting against global hunger, which is the highest health risk on this planet. The organization and its projects are completely self-financed by donations. It just takes you about 2 minutes and a small budget to help to provide school meals for children, currently in Kamerun, where people have no longer access to basic services because of the attacks of Boko Haram.

Digital Detox

Offtime: it’s your choice with whom you want to be connected and at what time. Stay completely focused on what matters most to you right now by blocking several calls or messages and sending out automatic answers in order to let people know about your current situation, whether it’s spending time with your family, being at work or simply enjoying a moment of peace for yourself. The app also provides an analysis of your phone usage. The ‘Insights’ let you recognize your habits and increase your self-control.

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