Enrich Your Life with Apps for Self-Improvement Month

Fitness guidance from a smartphone or tablet.

By on September 12, 2013

Whether it’s shedding a few pounds, learning a new language or simply spending a little quiet time each day meditating, just about everyone has something in their life they want to improve.

For those looking for inspiration to take that first step, September, which is Self-Improvement Month, may be the ideal time to start. And, no matter what area of life someone is trying to enhance, help is likely only a few swipes away on your smartphone.

Here are a few apps that can help guide the way.

Too much stress can be a major inhibitor to a person’s overall health and happiness but with the Simply Being Guided Meditation app, users select from a variety of nature sounds and background music proven to relax, while a soothing voice guides you through a Zen meditation experience.

Learning a new language is on the top of many people’s to-do list, but finding the time or resources can be a challenge. With the Duolingo app, users can learn up to six different languages on their timetable from the convenience of a smartphone or tablet.

Fitness is another topic that often comes up when thinking about self-improvement. An app such as MyFitnessPal, allows users to set up a profile highlighting their fitness targets or goals. The app then will provide information on the number of calories a user can consume each day to meet their goal. The app also includes calories listings for thousands of items as well as hundreds of exercise options.

And, for those looking to change their daily routine to incorporate exercise, increased study time or improve their diet, The Habit Factor app can help. The app includes inspirational quotes in addition to the ability to create custom tracking periods and targets to tackle your resolutions.