13 Apps To Help You Stick To Your New Year's Resolutions, Because It's Not Always Easy

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If you're not very good at sticking with a New Year's resolution, you're not alone. January seems to be the month of fresh starts and recommitting to projects, people, and ideas. Things still go pretty strongly for you in February, but come March, most of those resolutions have fallen to the wayside and have become less prominent in the conscious choices of your day-to-day. So this year, rather than relying on your own diligence to keep your resolution going strong throughout the year, why not try a few apps to help you stick to your New Year's resolution?

There might be a long running joke when it comes to utilizing apps (my mother often needles me for the amount of apps I rely on to keep me organized in my daily life), but when it comes to resolutions, chances are that there really is an app for that out there, ready and willing to help you keep your promises all the way through the year. Because sometimes. you need something more than your own resolve to help you stay accountable. And let's face it, 12 months is a long time. Read on to find the perfect app to help you stick with your resolution this year, and long after.

1If Your Resolution Is To Volunteer More...

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If you're looking to expand your good deeds and give back to your community in the upcoming year, try GiveGab (Free). By connecting you with friends and local volunteer opportunities, GiveGab turns volunteering into a social activity, and lets you share your experiences while encouraging and inspiring others to get involved. Within the app, you can create volunteering goals, track hours, and keep a log of all of your favorite volunteer opportunities for future reference. You can also see who else has volunteered at organizations, and what they have to say about their experiences there. How awesome is that?

2If Your Resolution Is To Eat Locally...

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If you want to purchase more local fruits and veggies rather than frequenting your big-name grocer, try Farmstand (Free). With more than 8,700 farmers' markets around the world listed on the app, you can find the nearest market no matter where you are in the world. Check out times, directions, and recommendations from other market goers on how and when to hit the market for the best local additions to your grocery list.

3If Your Resolution Is To Live A More Centered Life...

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In today's day and age, living a more centered life is something that often times seems unattainable. With the constant barrage of technology and stress, why not take a chance on meditation this year? With an app like Headspace (Free), you can take your shot at guided meditations for just ten minutes a day, and work on de-stressing one day at a time.

4If Your Resolution Is To Get More Organized...

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Every year, my resolution is to be more organized than the last. And although I could argue that my success rate has risen over the years, I certainly would've loved to have an app like Wunderlist (Free) in my arsenal as I attempted to control my personal to-do lists over the last few years. With organizational tools like folders, collaborations, reminders, and notifications, Wunderlist is a one-stop-shop for all things organization.

5If Your Resolution Is To Get Moving...

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A few years ago, I resolved to run a 5K. As a non-runner, this was a huge deal for me. And I used a handy-dandy app to help me along the way. Rather than taking on the resolution on my own, I used Couch to 5K ($1.99) at the recommendation of a fellow non-runner, and fell in love. In three months, I went from couch potato to casual runner, and ran my first 5K without dying. I dare say I even enjoyed running that 5K, which is saying a lot. If you're convinced you can't run a mile, try out Couch to 5K and knock that race off your bucket list this year.

6If Your Resolution Is To Learn A New Language...

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Once I downloaded DuoLingo (Free), I became a woman obsessed with brushing up on my Spanish. With multiple languages available, jumping back into a foreign language (or learning a new one) has never been so fun. With games, quizzes, and verbal tests, DuoLingo will have you wanting to learn that second language more than any high school teacher ever could have.

7If Your Resolution Is To Clean Up Your Inbox...

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If your email inbox seems like a never ending mountain of emails that you can never quite get a handle on, try Boomerang (Free). With a calendar to schedule emails, a game to help make you more efficient when responding to emails, and an option to pause incoming emails to help your levels of productivity, you'll be an email wiz in no time at all.

8If Your Resolution Is To Save More Money...

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I just downloaded Digit (Free) last month, and I'm already telling everyone I know about it. First, you connect your bank account. Then, every two to three days, Digit transfers a small amount of money to your Digit account. With a no-overdraft guarantee, it's a genius way to save money without even having to think about it, and a perfect way to ensure that you're saving money. When you're ready for that cash back? Just text Digit, and they'll transfer the money back into your bank account the next day. No minimums, no fees, no problem.

9If Your Resolution Is To Say Goodbye To A Bad Habit...

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If you've got a bad habit you're trying to kick, you know it can be tough to manage on your own. Rather than trying to handle the habit by yourself, why not download HabitBull (Free) for some extra help? And you don't have to manage just one habit at time. HabitBull allows you to break multiple habits at a time, from biting your nails, to smoking, to not drinking enough water, and everything in between. With a community and customizable options, HabitBull's reminders and notifications will have you on the path to kicking the habit in no time at all.

10If Your Resolution Is To Recycle More...

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With the number of things you can recycle these days, why wouldn't you want to recycle everything you possibly can? Reduce your carbon footprint this year and try an app like iRecycle (Free) to help you find the nearest recycling plant, and to access information on how to recycle over 350 materials in the United States.

11If Your Resolution Is To Be More Positive...

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I don't know about you, but I'm hoping that 2017 is going to be a more positive year in general. But I could definitely use a little bit of help creating a positive environment throughout the year. With Happify (Free), you can break negative patterns and create better coping mechanisms and practice mindfulness on a daily basis. With engaging activities and games, Happify makes your mindfulness mobile and accessible no matter where you. According to Happify, 86 percent of frequent users get happier in two months of using the app. Not too shabby.

12If Your Resolution Is To Learn More...

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If you're looking to educate yourself throughout the coming year but don't have the time to take a class and need a little nudge in the right direction, try Curiosity (Free). The app delivers five new topics to your phone every day, with a mix of videos, stories and more. Encompassing everything from art, to business, to science, Curiosity has sometime for everyone, and will keep you learning, no matter how much time you have. Not to mention, you'll be armed with conversation starters no matter who you meet.

13If Your Resolution Is To Clean Out Your Closet...

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The closet. In my house, it's treacherous, overstuffed, and in desperate need of a cleaning — no matter how many times a year I try and tackle it. But with the help of an app like thredUP (Free), you can easily list and sell clothing for women and children. Request a free clean out kit, and pack the bag with clothes you're ready to part with. Send it back to thredUP and they'll handle the rest. Genius? Genius.