Do you lead a busy life? I'm guessing that if you're sneaking in a quick glance at various Inc.com stories during lunch or some other break in your work day, then the answer is yes. In 2016, it hasn't always proven easy to balance work and fun, as time marches on, sometimes at a breakneck pace.
Whether it's crossing a task off our to-do list, booking travel or adopting a healthier lifestyle, we could all use a little help staying on track. These 25 sites and apps will help you achieve whatever goal you have your mind set on accomplishing.
Do you need a little help getting organized? If so, these sites should do the trick:
Have a hard time remembering every online password? Use LastPass to keep all your passwords in one, secure location.
Create a to-do list, remember an idea or snap a picture of a sketch and have it sync on any device with Evernote.
Use NudgeMail to declutter the to-dos in your inbox. Write or forward an email to NudgeMail with the designated time, date or even year and it will send the email back to you at that time.
Tired of messing with the hassles of shipping? Shyp will pick up, pack and ship your package - whether it's an online return or a loved one's birthday gift - for you at the lowest price.
Pocket allows you to save and discover articles, videos or anything else to one convenient location. You can save from your browser or apps like Twitter, Flipboard and Pulse.
Having a hard time crossing off that to-do list? Use Thumbtack to find and compare professionals who can get it done for you. Find an expert for everything from plumbing to interior design to commissioning a mural.
Dropbox has helped revolutionize how we store and share documents, photos and videos with people. Whether for personal or professional use, you can share the right documents with the right people on any device.
If there's one thing that can help you achieve a greater work-life balance, it's venturing off and enjoying different places in the world (or even working from them). Here are some sites you can use to get you anywhere at anytime:
Hipmunk allows you to easily search for and find the best travel deals. It will show you useful information like layover durations, Airbnb accommodations and even Amtrak schedules.
Worried about how much a trip will cost? Use TravelMath to calculate the cost of your trip by measuring things like travel distance and travel time and keep your travel budget under control.
UsingMiles manages all miles, points, credits and deals from your loyalty programs in one location. You can also search for and conveniently book travel and accommodations.
11. Love Home Swap
Love Home Swap is a house swap company that allows you to search for homes around the world that you can either directly swap with (you stay in theirs and they stay in yours) or homes that you can stay in without having to offer your home as accommodation.
Finance and Business
When it comes to creating better balance in our lives, everyone I know could use a little help on business and finance issues. Here are some sites to assist you:
Mint allows you to better manage your finances by creating budgets, establishing goals and monitoring your credit - all from one location.
If you're a busy freelancer or employer and you need a quick easy way to pay or invoice, then Freshbooks is just one of the many tools you need.
14. You Need a Budget (YNAB)
YNAB combines methodology and software to help you get out of debt and effectively manage your finances.
15. The Muse
Down in the dumps with your job? The Muse helps you find jobs, advance your career and gain professional inspiration so you're excited to go to work everyday.
CouponCabin provides you with (and sends you notifications about) the day's best coupons, deals and codes to help you save money.
Food And Fitness
You may be busy, but nothing is as important as your health. Use these sites and avoid running the risks of neglecting your health:
Fitocracy acts as your own personal trainer to provide you with the fitness assessment, workout regiments, nutritional plan and motivation you need to get and stay in the best shape of your life.
Use SuperTracker to track and plan your meals and calorie intake. This will help you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
MyFitnessPal allows you to keep track of the foods and calories you eat to help you lose weight and keep it off.
Don't know what to cook for dinner? MyFridgeFood provides you with recipes based on what you currently have in your kitchen. Never let another ingredient go to waste.
eMeals allows you to plan meals by providing you with daily recipes and matching grocery lists. Choose from over 50 meal plans, including low carb, clean eating and Paleo diets.
Everyone could stand to benefit from some self-improvement efforts. You're no different. Here are some sites that can help:
Improve cognitive performance and enhance your memory with mental games and exercises from Lumosity.
Always wanted to learn a language but never had the time? Duolingo helps you learn or brush up on languages with exercises completed on your own time.
theSkimm delivers a daily recap of news straight to your inbox. Be prepared for a little attitude and snide comments.
Need a lift in achieving your goals? Coach.me provides leadership coaching, habit coaching and habit tracking to help you achieve whatever goal you want.
No matter what you want to achieve in life, one of these bookmarks is bound to help. If anything, hopefully they give you inspiration to cross off some of those to-dos and tackle your goals.