New Year, New You: 3 Apps to Improve Your Wellbeing and Productivity08 Jan 2021
Feeling sluggish and unmotivated after the festive season? Having a rough time getting back into a schedule after a few weeks of sweet relaxation? These apps may be just what you need to set your life back on track.
Whether you’d like to feel more present in your everyday life, increase your productivity at work or stick to your new year’s resolutions, these apps are our top picks for the new year. Soon enough you’ll be ready to kick 2021 in the butt: we believe in you!
Headspace has long been considered the go-to app for guided meditation. If stress is getting the best of you, this app can teach you skills to improve everything from sleep and relationships to managing anxiety. It’s packed with features like adjustable meditation sessions and soothing sounds to help you doze off at night.
The app comes with a free ten-day Basics pack with the option of upgrading using in-app purchases. With over 16.2K ratings averaging at 4.8 stars out of 5, Headspace is a fantastic option to consider for your app collection and general wellbeing.
Streaks functions as a visually pleasing, easy to-do list that helps you form good habits. The app allows you to choose up to twelve tasks you want to turn into daily habits (by contrast, it can also help you break a bad habit). Every time a task is completed, your streak is extended. If you fail to do a task for one day, you break the streak and have to start from scratch.
The app also links to the Health app, allowing you to automatically track certain goals. If you don’t want to incorporate a daily streak, you can set the days you want the task to appear.
Available on the App Store.
Struggle to get any work done with your smartphone around? Ironically, there’s an app for that. Forest is a cute app that encourages you to put down your phone by allowing you to plant a seed in a forest. You choose how much time the seed will take to grow, and if you open your phone before this time is through, your tree will wither away.
If you succeed, you can unlock more species of tree, grow a beautiful forest and track your progress day-by-day. The app also allows you to manage your own tags and view statistics about how you allocate your time. Trust us, it’s super effective!