With 2017 just beginning many of you have New Year resolutions you made and want to follow through with. Whether it is going to the gym more, dropping a bad habit, or just simply smiling more. These are some tips and tricks on how to keep your resolution with the use of technology.
Are you trying to go to the gym more? You may want to think about purchasing a FitBit smartwatch or an Adidas MiCoach. Both devices help track your calories burnt, steps taken, your heart rate, along with having a GPS and much more. You may want to use this as an incentive to continue your resolution as some can be pricey. Once you get a plan in place for your gym routine, these will put you above and beyond in preparedness. You can also upload all of the data from your device to your laptop for more organization.
Maybe you would like to begin reading more books. An easy way for this to happen is to get an e-reader like a Kindle or Nook. An even easier way to accomplish this resolution is with audio books. You may not have time to sit down and read a book every day, but with an audio book, you can listen to it while on your way to work, at work, or at the gym. A good website is Audible.com and the first month is free. After the trial month is over you are at no loss if you didn’t enjoy listening to books.
So you set out on a resolution that many of your friends don’t share or care for, and you are having a hard time committing to it. Find an online community that has the same goals. If you want a book club to talk about a recent book you’ve finished visit GoodReads. This website can recommend books to read or you make a friends list and start a group chat. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, but keep getting discouraged. Check out websites like CalorieCount which allows you to talk with other people striving to lose weight or trade tips and tricks with others who need motivation.
Most people today can probably use some extra money and with starting another year maybe you made it your resolution. The smartphone app Mint is what you need then. This free app suggests a budget based on your purchasing history, can track and pay bills, along with checking your credit score. These are just some of the features of this app and if you want to save money this is a good way to start. Did I mention it was free?
You couldn’t decide on any particular resolution, just that you want to better yourself as a whole. You want to save some money, eat healthier, go to bed earlier, and play fewer video games. There is a way to organize all of this with one smartphone app that makes hitting your daily goal fun. The app is called Streaks and it allows you to track up to 6 daily goals. You are rewarded with points for consecutively hitting your goal each day as an incentive. This app can be immensely helpful for people who may be absent-minded of their resolution.
These apps and gadgets are simply to help you stay on the path of your resolution but ultimately it is up to you and your self-motivation. From everyone here at Zito Media we want to wish you the best of luck in 2017 and on your resolution!