Mobile apps have become increasingly popular now that smart phones have become more accessible. Here are five highly beneficial apps for college students seeking to achieve their personal goals this year.
This is a good app for students that want a virtual life coach that gives valuable advice on which life habits can benefit you emotionally and psychologically. Setting personal goals become easier because of the tracking system. If your goal is to lose weight by the end of the month, all you need to do is choose the healthy life habits in the list and do each one on a daily basis. The app will track the days when you did the activity (i.e. exercising, eating healthy foods), and you can see which days you missed.
When you open the app, you get a rundown of the stuff you can do that day to get more out of life. There are various options, from learning yoga, to drinking more water, to speaking a new language. Choose the ones that can help you most and track your daily progress with that healthy habit. For instance, you selected the exercise habit, and you’ve exercised four days in a row. Update the app every time you do it. Following the advice is up to you, of course, but the main point of the app is to help you develop healthy habits that will last.
2. LinkedIn Mobile App
By now, everyone knows what LinkedIn is and how it can help with networking. Simply put, it’s like Facebook but better for professionals and students whose personal goals are to find full-time and part-time jobs and improve their chances of being headhunted by fortune 500 companies. Some people use the website as a social network to find old friends, discover the who’s who of any industry, and find out which industries are currently hiring.
The LinkedIn app lets you access the website on your phone. There are some limitations to what you can do with the app, but the basic functions are there. You can still organize your contacts and search for new ones, as well as join groups.
3. Loose It!
This app is perfect for those that don’t want to lose time thinking about what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as what kind of exercise will help with dieting on a particular day. The app offers you healthy choices and allows the set up your personal goals for losing weight. There is also a function that permits the user to find food and health information in a snap. Whether you’re a fitness buff or you just want to lose weight, this app is a must-have.
4. Gratitude Journal
For many students, the idea of keeping a diary is not as appealing as posting daily snippets on a social network. But in the end, there’s not much difference between posting your thoughts and writing a daily journal. This app makes it easy for you to write your thoughts for each day through the simple interface and record your personal goals. You can also add photos and rate the day.
5. TED App
This app is for students that want to learn for the best and brightest thinkers. Through this app, you can access talks from industry leaders, musicians and successful businessmen.