Motivation and inspiration - 5 apps for those who need that extra push!

Motivation and inspiration - 5 apps for those who need that extra push!

From reminding you of all the great things you have in your life to helping you reach your biggest goals, these apps will make you unstoppable

It's a new term, and after a summer of lounging with friends, playing games and long lie-ins, the prospect of the school routine can seem like a challenge. Whether you have a big goal you want to achieve, or just need the motivation to get out of bed, there are a few good apps designed to inspire you.

We Heart It

A cross between Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest, We Heart It serves up inspiration by the bucketload with a long and addictive stream of photos.

Inspired outfits, shareable motivational quotes and stunning vistas are just some of the many categories that inspire users worldwide to "heart" and share.

Available: iOS/Android - Free

The Bucket List

If you don't have one, why not?! A bucket list is a collection of goals you'd like to accomplish. Read Paper Towns? Visit Cambodia? Learn how to make sushi? This is a simple app that lets you keep your dreams safe and remembered.

Tick them off once you've accomplished them, share your progress, and be inspired by what others have put on their lists.

Available: Android - Free (Try iWish for a good iOS version - Free)

Inspirational Quotes Free

"Don't look back. Your destiny will never be found in the rear view mirror." Yeah, it's cheesy, but sometimes we need to hear a few words of inspiration when we're feeling down.

As you've probably guessed, this app is one of many that feeds you motivational quotes to help you feel pumped and focused.

Nice fonts and beautiful photos help make the words of wisdom stick in your head.

Available: Android - Free (Try Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for iOS - Free)

Possibly the most affordable self-help product you can get, this useful app is designed to inspire you to become happy and more productive by coaching you through more than 200,000 different goals.

It helps you focus on the daily activities that build towards achieving your most important goals, with a helping hand from a community of users and coaches. No dream is too big or too small!

Available: iOS/Android - Free


If you download one app from this list, make it this one. Happier promises to help you stay more "present and positive" throughout the day, meaning you can use it to lift your mood and remember to be thankful for the good things in life.

Every one of us could do with savouring the small moments of joy, and the app has a "gratitude journal" which lets you track your mood, and fill in the reasons why you're having an awesome day, before sharing with others.

Available: iOS/Android - Free

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Motivation and inspiration


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