Mobile apps are usually good for killing time while you’re in line at the grocery store or checking up on your social media updates, but they can also do you a great service when it comes to motivation. Whether you are trying to get to the gym, or stay on track with another long term goal, certain mobile apps aim to keep you on the right track and make sure that you’re motivated to keep going. Here are three apps that can help you meet the goals in your life and feel good about where you’re headed. You will need an Internet connection, such as a mobile data network or high speed satellite internet to access some features.
GymPact is an app that will hit you where it hurts – your wallet – if you don’t stay on track with your fitness goals. Thanks to the handy GPS in your mobile device, this app will know when you go to the gym and how long you stay. You set a goal for yourself each month, such as 20 total hours at the gym. If you meet your goals, you are financially rewarded. On the downside, if you fail to meet your goal you must pay money into the app, which is then used to reward the people who did meet their fitness goals. This app can help the frugal to get themselves on the treadmill more often.
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If you want to share your important goals with friends and family, this goal setting app is a good option. You can choose from many listed goals, and many goals even have accompanying photos. On top of choosing a goal, you also get the chance to list the steps that will ultimately lead to your goal achievement and explain why each step is important to you. You can link the app with your Facebook account and your social media contacts will be able to track your progress, and you can seek out friends within the app and follow their progress.
Way of Life
If you’re trying to determine which habits you have that are good and which you need to change, Way of Life will help you journal your daily habits and then mark them as good or bad. Once you have entered an activity, such as “exercise” or “late night snack,” you mark it with a positive or negative notation. By just writing down what you do each day and assigning it into a category, you can begin to see the good and bad habits in your life and make a plan to either keep or change them.
Goal setting is easy to do but difficult to maintain. Sometimes life just becomes too hectic to stay on track and things you once felt passionate about begin to fall by the way side. With the help of these mobile apps you can have more confidence that you will achieve what you set out to do and be proud of yourself at the end of the journey.
Author Bio: Ryan Hugo is a mobile app developer. He loves writing about his favorite mobile apps on consumer and technology blogs.