Its almost February, which means were officially about a month into the new year. With the busy month for gyms coming to an end, and all those new year’s resolutions being forgotten in the hustle and bustle. However, if you’re one who is actually looking to try and keep your goals, let technology light the way!
Open your app store and there you will find million- maybe even billions of apps at your beck and call. All you have to do is find the right one. Sure you could go into the ‘search’ section and type in your keywords such as ‘goals’ or something along those lines. But, there’s really no need to waste your time paging through apps, downloading those apps, and eventually deleting those apps, when I’ve found the best ones that are guaranteed to help you make your goals and follow through with them!
I sorted through about 7 highly praised applications before narrowing down my selection to my favorite 2. Coach.me and Strides made it into what I would call my final 2. What I liked about Coach.me was that it was modern, new, updated and easy to maneuver. I effortlessly created an account and began my first goal within seconds. No exaggerations. While you can easily create specific goals of your own, the app also includes a variety of different topics to choose based on the most popular goals that people have set. These options include things such as a weight loss category, a getting fit category, building personal relationships category, a be more productive category, and several more. By choosing one of the options they give you for a goal, you can go into a more specific subcategory and find a plan that works for you to help you reach this goal. This includes having your own personal trainer to give you more individualized help with sticking to your resolutions. There are also thousands of people in your chosen groups and subgroups whom you can encourage and see their progress as well as tracking your own. I would personally rate this app a 9/10, the only downside being that within the free downloading of the app, there are several in-app purchases. If I can avoid paying money for an app, if there’s one just as helpful for free, I would much rather take the free one.
The other app I loved was called Strides. My first thought was, “Amazing!” Compared to some of the other outdated apps I previously had tried out, this particular one was sleek, new, and without any glitches. Gorgeously done. This app is much like the before mentioned Coach.me, in which it gives you a selection of preset goals to choose from. Most things that I wanted from the app were free, which was very pleasing. It was very easy to understand and navigate through. This app does just about everything I before stated about Coach.me, except it lacks having coaches and personal trainers along the way. I would rate this goal setting app at a 10/10.
While some might argue that technology makes us less productive, I believe that if used correctly and if you can find the right apps, things can be so much easier. With apps like Coach.me and Strides at our fingertips, creating goals and sticking to them beyond the first month of the new year has never been easier. I hope that you will only use this information to your benefit and I wish you all your most productive year yet!