Updated April 2, 2020 . AmFam Team
Need a little help staying motivated at home? Whether you find yourself in the kitchen more, looking for at-home workouts or needing ways to stay focused and motivated — we’ve got you covered. All you need is your smartphone!
We’ve pulled together a list of mobile apps — from cooking and exercising to meditation and habit tracking — that offer inspiration and advice to keep you productive in your day to day. Take a look.
DailyQuote. (Opens in a new tab) What better way to inspire your passions than with words spoken by the world’s most influential dreamers? With this free app, you’ll receive an empowering quote that energizes you for the day’s endeavors.
DreamItAlive. (Opens in a new tab) Visualizing your dreams can help make them a reality. Use this app to create a digital dream board to display your greatest goals and visualize a life of dreams realized. If you can see it, you’re far more likely to achieve it.
iWish. (Opens in a new tab) With a little extra time on your hands, start thinking about your life ambitions using iWish — an inspiring, powerful app filled with over 1,200 ideas to help you set smart goals and track your accomplishments. Stay organized with to-do lists, priorities and reminders. You can also create vision boards and mission statements to keep motivated.
Headspace. (Opens in a new tab) By making meditation simple, this app will help you refocus and approach life in a more mindful way — giving you more room to explore your passions. Because, as their website says, “brilliant things happen in calm minds.”
PomoDoneApp. (Opens in a new tab) If you work better with scheduled breaks, PomoDone is the app for you. This productivity app trains you to focus on your task at hand for a set amount of time, usually ten minutes, and then reward yourself with a short break. You can compile a to-do list within the app and use the built-in timer to knock out each task one at a time. Whether you need help focusing on work, school or life in general, this app can help.
Noisli. (Opens in a new tab) Do you get distracted easily? Try drowning out the noise with Noisli, an app the helps create your ideal distraction-free atmosphere with a variety of ambient noises. From white noise to seaside and bonfire, you can choose from a mixture of sounds to keep you in the zone.
Coach.me (Opens in a new tab) This habit tracking app will help you set goals and keep you on track by displaying your progress and providing you with tips to help you succeed. Plus, you’ll get the support of other dreamers like you in the community section of the app! And, if your dream could really use a boost, check out the paid version of the app and gain access to real coaches in real time.
Way of Life. (Opens in a new tab) If you’re looking for an app that requires minimal effort, Way of Life is for you. It takes less than a minute a day to track, identify and change certain habits that may be holding you back. You can completely personalize any goal to fit your life. You’ll receive powerful reminders to stay motivated, plus view data that tracks positive and negative trends over time, all designed to help you make changes for the better.
HabitShare. (Opens in a new tab) Do you stick to a goal better when you have others to hold you accountable? HabitShare is a social habit tracker that allows you to connect and share habits with friends for extra motivation and accountability. Schedule reminders, create custom habits specific to your goals and share with friends!
Seven – 7 Minute Workout. (Opens in a new tab) Many of us find it difficult to reserve 30 minutes a day towards working out. Now you can squeeze in your daily exercise in less than ten minutes. No more excuses! The Seven app offers seven-minute, no-equipment sessions that’ll have you breaking a sweat one minute, and back to your day the next.
DailyYoga. (Opens in a new tab) Whether you’ve never tried yoga or you practice it daily, DailyYoga offers a variety of poses and classes that span all fitness levels. Choose from a five-minute session to longer 70-minute sessions — it’s all about options to fit your lifestyle.
8Fit App. (Opens in a new tab) Working on your fitness and your healthy eating habits? 8Fit will help make the most of your wellness journey. You’ll get custom, no-equipment workouts that range from 15 to 20 minutes long. And you can take advantage of the nutrition guidance, meal plans and other healthy eating tools to help you reach your goals.
BigOven App. (Opens in a new tab) If you’re looking for a variety of recipes, BigOven offers users over 350,000 recipes to choose from. Stay on top of organizing your meals with an easy-to-use meal planner function and grocery list tool. Have some leftovers to use up? It can help with that, too! And, if you like to gain inspiration from other’s creations, there’s a fun social feature that allows you to see what others are whipping up.
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner App. (Opens in a new tab) Try out Allrecipes — an app that serves up some fun along with over 50,000 recipes! Not sure what to cook for dinner? Allrecipes offers a recommendation with one quick spin! Swipe away any recipe that doesn’t make your taste buds sing and enjoy the step-by-step cooking videos that’ll make things easy on you, no matter your skill level.
SideChef. (Opens in a new tab) Whether you’ve been cracking eggs with one hand for years or are a newbie in the kitchen, SideChef has a recipe for you. With over 2,500 recipes to choose from — each with step-by-step instructions — you’ll find something to satiate your palette. Enjoy voice guidance and integrated timers for a hands-free experience, as well as a social feature where you can share your questions and creations with others.
Want more tips and motivation? Join the dream movement today — we’ve got just the resources to help support, guide and motivate you along any pursuit.
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