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Apps That'll Help You Kick Bad Habits

We all have our bad habits that we just can seem to shake, like biting our nails, procrastinating, forgetting our belongings, etc. However, thanks to the modern marvel that is the smartphone, you can drop these bad habits like a hot potato. We've hand-picked these 9 apps, to help you start making a difference in your life - today. All apps are free unless stated otherwise.

1. Complaining too much

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Do you feel like you’re too much of a “Negative Nancy”? Would you like to be able to show more gratitude in your daily life? Then you can download an app that is, essentially a gratitude journal. The app will train you to be thankful for things in your life, which should help you be happier, and complain less.

Android - gratitude journal

iPhone - gratitude journal

2. Tipping too little

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If you’ve been accused of being a bad tipper and would truly like to change that, or if you’re traveling abroad and you’re not sure how much of a tip is customary (if any), then you need a global tipping app that will keep you from embarrassing yourself.

Android - Global Tip Calculator

iPhone - Fancy Tips

3. Eating too fast

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Have a tendency to gobble down your food like a starving person? You’re probably swallowing a lot of air, and not chewing your food enough, which can cause indigestion and gas. You should be pacing yourself when you eat, and to do so, you can install a timing app that will help you pace your chewing and make sure you’re staying healthy.

Android - Slowmo Eating Timer ($1)

iPhone - Eat Slower

4. Drinking too little

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If you’re in the habit of forgetting your water, you’re affecting your level of alertness and risking suffering from dehydration. The solution is to install an app that will remind you to drink throughout the day. Simple, easy, effective.

Android - Carbodroid

iPhone - Waterlogged

5. Shopping too much

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Are you a spender? Do you find yourself regretting purchases or the bill at the end of the month? What you can do is install an app like Things I Didn’t Buy, where you can put in all your purchases, as well as the times you were strong enough to not buy something. Every time you do, you’ll have a tally of the money you've saved by not buying unneeded things, which can be a powerful motivator to continue saving.

Android - Spending Tracker

iPhone - TIDB

6. Forgetting your belongings

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How often do you find yourself looking for your keys, sunglasses, and other? This can get tricky because your smartphone, as smart as it may be, can’t track your items on its own. What you need instead is the Chipolo – a Bluetooth gadget you place on items you tend to lose that connects to your phone and saves you time by telling you where your things are. It even works backward – if you shake it, it’ll make your phone ring, so you won’t lose your phone either.

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7. Forgetting to pay your bills

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Paying your bills on time is something every adult should be able to do. Regardless of age, if you’re struggling with your bills, you can just install an app that will remind you when and how much you need to pay. This will end up saving you a lot of money in late fees.

Android - Bills Reminder

iPhone - Bill Organizer

8. Sitting around too much

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In this day and age, we live a much more sedentary life - we usually sit at an office, in our car, at home. This means that we’re actually at risk of developing blood clots, and the lack of physical exercise means we gain weight and become weaker, which leads to health issues. This can be resolved by using an app that will remind you to get up and exercise.

Android - Office Exercise & Ergonomics‏

iPhone Office Stretches

9. Smoking 

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Instead of having to quit smoking being a struggle, Kwit makes it into a game. You’ll earn points, reach higher levels, and be able to see the progress of your health, wellbeing, money saved, etc. Go on, you know you should quit anyway.

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H/T: distractify.com

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