Top iPhone apps for self development
[1 minute self-development]
This week, I look at some of the top iPhone and iPad apps out there for personal development. Most also available on Android. The criteria for selection: an app that enhances your life in some way and is also entertaining - think Bloobs with benefits.
- Mappiness. Works out how happy you are at different points of the day and week. Er, I can now tell you that I'm happier sitting in the park than I am standing in a queue at the supermarket. This is actually a great app if you use it for a few weeks. Free.
- Touch the Numbers. Author, sports psychologist and friend Dr Stephen Simpson showed me this app for increasing your reflexes and peripheral vision awareness. It's free, and horribly addictive. Let me know if one colour works better for you than the rest. (My record is 11.321 seconds).
- The Secret Daily. Daily bite-size motivational chunks from the best-selling film The Secret. Visually appealing and very easy to use, although it's punchily priced at $4.99.
- Mood Panda. Free app that tracks your mood in different areas and compares your mood against average world mood.
and finally, I know many of you already have my Self Development Audiobooks app so I've resisted the temptation to plug that one. But it's here if you want it.
Let me know how you get on with these apps - unless you beat my top score in Touch the Numbers and then I definitely don't want to hear from you! If you have any other recommendations let me know in comments below.
ps: Last week I asked for your definitions of success. Sandra emailed me with a good one.
After a few failure projects I complained to a friend (who has the big house, job, bank account, car etc etc) that I was not successful. She told me that I was one of the most successful persons she knew. Not measured by the economic standards but doing what I love and always trying lots of different things, travelling a lot and enjoying life everyday.
So from that moment my definition of success is doing what you love to do.
Zestology Guest: Stephen Simpson