I think we all agree that 2020 has turned our lives upside down. There is this Shamsi Tebrizi quote “If you think ‘My life will be upside down’ don’t worry. How do you know down is not better than upside?” While most people were depressed, perhaps for some of us things got better. We don’t know whether 2021 will be better than 2020 yet, but we are all hopeful for the new year. Nobody can plan much forward, but we can make plans to improve ourselves and become the person we want to be. I don’t know if you’ve set your goals for the new year, but this post contains some great apps to help you set goals or track your progress throughout the year. Among these applications, there are applications that you can record your days, as well as applications where you can track your goals. At the end of the article, I will also give a few suggestions to make it easier for you to achieve your goals. Here is my list of the best goal tracking apps…
Best New Year Resolutions Apps
My Wonderful Days Journal: You write a little note about each day. You can choose emoji about how your day went, add stickers or photos, videos. The free version allows you to record 14 days, for more days you have to buy the pro version.
Gratitude Journal: An application for you to write what you are grateful for that day. When you look back, it’s guaranteed to make you smile. The free version allows you to write a total of 15 records. If you want to use it every day, there is a little monthly fee.
1 Second Everyday: You record 1 second videos from each day. So, at the end of the year, you can take a quick tour through your memories.
Daylio: In this application, you mark how your day went with emojis. You can also record some other things, ie what you did to socialize, what you did to be healthy, etc. but you may not use them at all, you can only progress with emojis. At the end of the year, you can see in what mode your life was mostly in the last year.
Grid Diary: This diary has a structure divided into grids. First, you choose the day’s weather and your mode. Then you answer some questions in each grid, if these questions do not suit you, you can create your own templates with the questions that are important to you. You can also add photos.
The Best Goal Tracking Apps
Any.Do: This is a planning program. You can make your plans, set the hours and set alarms daily, weekly etc and you determine priority order. You can have an overview of the whole week. In short, we can call it a digital agenda. For the day you want, for example you can log in exercising, drinking water, studying languages etc. and it reminds you whatever you want.
Way of Life: This is a very nice app to keep track of goals. You choose what you want to do annually and mark yes / no for the goals to set whether you have reached your goal each day. Then you can see how many days you have achieved your goals. In the free version, you can only set 3 goals, you can buy the pro version for more.
Productive: This is a goal tracking application too but in a different way. For example, you set the goal of reading books, 20 pages a day or 50 pages in a week or 300 pages in a month. And then you enter whether you hit that target or less.
Habit: You enter the goals you want and set reminders. You mark how much you have accomplished and can follow your progress with graphics.
Strides: It is again an application where you can set your goals in any field. You can enter and follow your goals in every subject: health, sports, hobby, money, education etc. There are also many different sub-headings under the Health topic, like water drinking goal, weight loss goal, vegetable eating goal etc. It is a very functional application, I can say it is my favorite.
Simple Tips for Setting and Achieving Your Goals
Set Realistic Goals: Generally, the biggest reason people can’t achieve their goals is to set hard-to-reach goals. For example, the goal of writing a blog every day is not realistic for me, I will fail if I set such a goal, but if I aim to write at least one article a week, I would definitely find time to write a post weekly.
Start with Small Steps: In order to achieve one big goal, it is useful to take small steps first. For example, if you want to integrate sports into your life, instead of starting to do sports for 1 hour every day, you can spend 15 minutes 3 days a week at first, that way you will get used to it.
Reward Yourself: You can give yourself some gifts for every goal you achieve. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, buy yourself a dress you like when you lose 5 kilos, or if you aim to learn a language, buy a ticket to a country where you can use that language when you finish the first course.
Talk About Your Goals: Sometimes we can easily give up our goals if we hide them to ourselves, so feel responsible by telling others about your dreams.
Be Aware That Dreams Do Not Come True In One Day: Sometimes, when we fail to reach our goals in a short time, we become upset and easily give up. For example, if you have a goal of losing 5 kilograms and you lost only 500 grams in 15 days, you should not demoralize and continue till you reach your goal.
Learn From Your Old Mistakes: If you haven’t achieved the goals you set in previous years, think about the reasons. Especially if you are setting the same goals again, it may be necessary to change your method.
I hope these apps and tips will help you to reach your goals. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share it in the comments, so everyone can benefit. I’ll continue adding best goal tracking apps whenever I discover a new one.
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