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Everyone has a different idea of the things that would make them ‘better’. Is yours to be healthier? Or to learn a new skill? What about being more knowledgeable or improving your mental wellbeing? Whatever your goals, here are 5 of the best self-improvement apps to help you reach them.
Many of us would like to be able to speak another language, but rarely get the time to practice and reinforce what we’ve learned. Drops uses stylish design, mini-games and short lessons to help you learn new words in foreign languages in a fun, simple way. However, it doesn’t teach users the grammar of a language. It’s more about expanding your knowledge of a language rather than learning a new one from scratch. Despite this, the app is very useful for learning new words and remembering the vocabulary of languages you don’t use daily.
Mimo: Learn to Code
10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
If your goal is to achieve better mental wellbeing and relieve anxiety, 10% Happier is a great app to try. The app says that it’s designed for fidgety sceptics whose anxiety may make it difficult to clear their minds and relax. It’s based on the book and podcast of the same name, both of which teach people stress-relieving techniques and ways to be more mindful in their lives.
Keep – Home Workout Trainer
If your self-improvement goals include being more physically active, Keep is a useful home workout trainer app that provides routines and instructional videos. The app can help anyone from beginners to more advanced users, providing lessons that you can fit into your busy schedule. Keep also allows you to set training goals – whether that’s to become stronger, fitter or leaner.
MasterClass: Learn How To Cook, Sing, Act and More
Maybe your learning goals aren’t limited to a single type of skill. That’s where an app like MasterClass can help you. The app provides short classes from well-known professionals in a huge range of fields, including entertainment, photography and sports. You can use the app to access daily lessons and follow specific courses, such as cooking. These courses are presented by celebrities and famous professionals, with lessons split into short sessions to make them easy to digest and remember. To get unlimited access to instructors and courses, you will need a subscription, which is pricey. However, you can also buy access to individual courses.