While it's all fun and games that see endless memes of crowded gyms during the first week of the year, building good habits at the start of the new year can help you achieve your New Year's resolutions.

Obviously, there are many different perspectives on what people define as "self-care." The key thing to remember is that this is a process that involves investing time in your overall well-being.

Whether it's meditating daily, cutting back on your mobile device time, tracking fitness goals, or implementing a better sleep pattern, self-care keeps you calm and helps you become a better version of your current self.

While you could truly argue that disconnecting from our phones has become one of the more important aspects of self-care, our beloved mobile devices also provide practical ways to track and achieve the goals we set at the start of the new year.

To help inspire your 2021 self-care journey, we've rounded up our favorite self-care apps for iOS and Android.

1. Journy: Day Planner

We may be biased, but we accept Journy as one of the most comprehensive self-development apps on the web. There are a few things that do unique things.

Journy allows you to create daily, weekly, monthly and yearly agendas. This way you can keep track of things like your new goals. It also supports notes and opportunities, so it's not just for tasks, it's also for journaling.

The user interface of the app is also great and exceptionally simple to explore. Just add commitments for a specific day of the week and track them in your daily diary. When you complete a responsibility, delete the task or add another feat.

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2. Headspace: Meditation and Sleep

Led by ex-Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe, Headspace offers guided meditation and is a great choice for those new to meditation and looking to establish a new self-care routine.

In addition to simple how-to instructions, each meditation teaches breathing exercises and body awareness exercises. The prerequisite is to devote at least ten minutes daily to listening and clearing the mind.

Headspace has a huge range of guided exercises to help with stress and anxiety to exercises to boost concentration and has continued to set the bar for high-quality meditation apps since 2012.

3. Aloe Bud

Aloe Bud is an easy-to-use app that provides you with meaningful reminders throughout the day. The app subtly raises awareness of self-care activities by encouraging push notifications.

Whether it's a reminder to drink more water, a reminder to check in with your friends, or to get some fresh air, the app is based on the reminders you set yourself and offers a refreshing change from the usual notifications we often get on our telephones.

4. Lumosity

If you play games to distract yourself or unwind from a long day, this app might be just what you're looking for.

Lumosity's cognitive training program is a fun, interactive way to train your brain and learn how your mind works. Used by more than 100 million people worldwide, the Lumosity program consists of science-based games designed to train memory, attention, speed, flexibility and problem-solving.

And not only that, the first time you download the app, you'll test your skills with a 10-minute Fit Test, where you'll set a baseline score and see how you compare to others your age.

5. Mealtime

Mealime is a simple way for busy individuals, couples and families to plan meals and eat healthier. Not only that, most of the recipes available in Mealime are designed to be cooked in less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect choice for on-the-go eaters.

The app is easy to use and creates grocery lists from your recipes, helping you keep track of all the ingredients you'll need to cook up a storm.