Over the next day, I’m betting a majority of you will be making resolutions for the New Year. The usuals will probably be out there: Eat better, exercise more, manage time better. In addition to those, I hope you’re also leaving room for fun resolutions. These can include things like: See a new movie a week, learn Klingon, visit another country, or finally learn how to knit a Jayne hat.
No matter what your resolution, I have some great tech tools and apps that will help you achieve your goals!
I’ve mentioned Go Mighty before, but they’re worth mentioning again. This site allows you to write out your goals for the world to see. Get inspiration from others, keep track of your progress, and possibly even have one of your goals funded by one of their sponsors!
I live for To-Do lists, and Producteev is my favorite To-Do list app. Create a label for each of your goals, and set to-dos and deadlines for yourself. You can add other people to your “team,” so Mr. Geek and I can assign tasks to each other. Producteev’s available online and for iOS/Android.
Mr. Geek and I got these for each other for Christmas. FitBit is a tiny device (I can clip it to my bra) that records your steps, flights of stairs walked, calories burned, and overall sleep patterns. If you prefer a bit of gamification to your “get fit” goals, this is the way to do it. It’s the only non-free thing on this list, and comes in at around $99.
Pinterest is more than just pretty pictures. Create an inspiration board for each of your goals. Is your resolution to cook more? Create a board to store the recipes you want to try. Want to learn how to sew? Keep track of the projects you want to make. Follow companies and people that relate to your resolution and allow their pins to inspire you!
Want to be held accountable for your resolutions? Tell your friends! Ask them to check up on you and make sure you’re succeeding. Record your progress on sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram so your friends can see how you’re doing!
What are your resolutions for 2013, and what apps will you be using to succeed?