App of the Week: Remente

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The pocket personal trainer and mindfulness coach to welcome you into 2018

We’re reaching the end of January with 2017 far behind us and many still feeling the pressures of the January Blues. Payday is still more than a week away for most of us, our friends are giving up on their Dry January ambitions and many are feeling the pressure to give up on their diets. What we need is a way to unwind and look on to the year ahead with new resolve, and that’s where Remente comes in.

I never know where to start or where to look when it comes to self-help reviews, because what works for one person won’t necessarily work for someone else. That was the immediate draw when downloading Remente. After logging in via Facebook, the app instantly makes you reassess all aspects of your life by breaking it down into segments and rating them out of 10.

Having to quickly rate on a chart how everything from your social life, career and even your romantic life compares to other aspects of your day-to-day is a refreshing way to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses right out of the gate, and leaves you with the question of what you’re first objective should be. The goals all focus on a different part of your life, and are all achieved through smaller targets that slowly change your daily routine.

Once you set yourself your first objective, Remente gives you a range of activities to get you motivated, from breathing exercises to simply smiling at the people you see on your commute. You can add as many of these to your daily plan as you’d like, or you can keep it in the back of your mind; the app doesn’t push you to make any decisions you don’t want to do, the trick is getting you in the mindset where you want to do it.

Keeping you busy in the meantime, the app also offers a number of short articles and ‘seminars’ on ways to improve your mental and physical strength. Written by mindfulness experts, the seminars are a good way to make the most of a commute or lunchbreak, but to make the most of these you’ll have to invest in their premium package.

The premium Remente is certainly the better choice if you want to make the most out of the app, as paying for premium gives you access to more seminars, lets you make daily plans in advance and gives you a statistic tracker. Paying for premium changes the app into less of a handy reminder and more of a pocket personal trainer, but it’s not essential and at £8 a month, it’s only worth investing in if you want to go the extra mile.

The verdict
Remente is a very simple app to use that offers a blend of mindfulness and lifestyle advice, but I don’t think it’s worth the premium content. The app is ideal for this time of year, it’s uncomplicated and friendly. After downloading it I found it had an immediate impact on my perspective and what I wanted to change in 2018, its simplicity offering a helpful insight into your own personal lives, so I would definitely recommend trying it, even if it’s just until payday.

Remente is available for Apple and Android devices, and you can find out more information here

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    Toby Cruse

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