It’s that time of year again! After the confetti has fallen, we make our New Year’s resolution.Many of us resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or manage our finances better. We charge on full steam ahead for about a month but fall flat the rest of the year. Need something to keep you on track and in tune with your goals? Don’t worry there’s an app for that. Check out the following tools and apps that can help you realistically manage some of the most popular resolutions.
It’s time! You’re ready to kick the habit, after one last cigarette. OK, after this one. No really, this is the last one. You may need Quitbit. At $99, this smart lighter cuts you off when you’ve reached your daily limit and the app notes your progress as you try to stop smoking completely.
Get in Shape
Your jam packed schedule may not be able to squeeze in a yoga class. Or maybe you’re a beginner who would like to get to at least intermediate level in the comfort of your own home. SmartMat at $297, operates like a computerized, personal instructor. The mat’s sensors judge your alignment and then give feedback through the app in real-time.
Build a Better Budget
Well, perhaps you blew a little money on that killer New Year’s Eve dress and red bottoms but you can redeem yourself after January 1. It’s about time you kept a budget. Level Money, a free app available for iOS and Android, tracks each purchase made from a linked bank account, gives the user a picture of how they’re spending and alerts them if their balance is nearing the danger zone!
Get more sleep
Not catching many Zs lately? Try S+ from ResMed. The monitor, priced at $149.99 will check room temperature, noise and light levels to ensure it’s an ideal sleeping environment. The unit can also measure your chest movements from a nightstand to track the quality of rest you’re getting through the night.
Ms. Diva Michelle
Michelle Ambrose aka Ms. Diva Michelle is a community oriented, event planner, project manager, basketball coach and single mother, with an urge to express her zest for food, travel, mingling and making connections. Given all she's learned in the event planning industry about hospitality and quality dining and by staying in the loop on upcoming events, Ambrose has created this online spot for what's hot and what's not.