There's just something about a new calendar that makes us want to better ourselves. Every January 1, we set a series of seemingly attainable goals that we have every intention of keeping — but by the time spring rolls around, we've either forgotten, procrastinated, or just plain given up. But with the help of a few strategic apps, this year you can resolve to break that trend. Here are 10 such options that’ll help you stay on track in 2014.
Let's face it, we could all use a little help realizing our myriad goals in life. Whether it's as simple as organizing your closet or something a bit more ambitious, it can be hard to muster the motivation to get things done. Everest aims to make those seemingly insurmountable mountains easy to scale. With a network of frustrated overachievers broadcasting their own triumphs, Everest encourages you to tackle your dreams in bite-sized chunks, as it tracks every step of your journey and pushes you to stay on track.
It hasn't been long since the ball dropped on January 1, one of the many traditions that commemorates the beginning of a new year. Another common practice is committing to a New Year's resolution: a goal aimed towards bettering oneself over the next 365-or-so days. If your dedication is already wavering and your objective has been lost in the haze of these post-holiday days, you may need a little extra help to remain on task as the year progresses. We've collected eight apps geared toward some of the more common New Year's resolutions that will help you make good on your promise to yourself.
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There are only a few days left in 2011 -- and you know what that means. People bugging you asking if you're making any New Year's resolutions. You've tried all that before, but it's harder than it sounds. Well, experts say if you have a partner encouraging you, keeping track of things it helps. And who's there with you more often than your iOS device. Nobody, that's who. So check out these apps for sticking to it.