How Your Xperia Smartphone Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions – Jan 10, 2019 – Tokyo, Japan (Techreleased) – In the period after Christmas, we all like to refocus our minds on our goals and aspirations. For some of us (certainly those of us here writing the blog!) it’s exercising a little more and eating a few more vegetables.

Increasingly, your Xperia smartphone can help make sure you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions, whether you’re looking to drink more water, become more mindful, or look after your wellbeing. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites that are available now on Android.

And remember, if you have the Xperia XZ3, side sense uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide easy and convenient access to your favourite apps in an intuitive new way – you no longer have to scroll!

To look after your wellbeing: Headspace

If you want to make meditation part of your routine then this app could be the one for you. Headspace offers guided meditations to teach you the valuable skill of mindfulness. It offers bite-sized courses so you can squeeze in some time for wellness, even on a busy schedule.

To help you sleep: Sleep Cycle

After the Christmas holidays, it’s important to reset your sleep pattern in a healthy way. Sleep Cycle tracks your snooze time to find your perfect wake-up window. The data collected analyses your stages of sleep to wake you up in your lightest sleep phase, meaning you wake up at your desired time more gently, rather than with a heart-stopping full throttle alarm.

And remember, if you want to ensure your sleep isn’t interrupted by beeping, or even the bright light of a smartphone, you can activate Do Not Disturb on your Xperia.  You can set a duration so that you still get all your usual notifications once you’ve woken up ready for work.

To help you to eat healthy: SideChef

After gorging on chocolate, sweet treats and rich puddings over the festive season, sometimes it’s hard getting back to your old healthy habits. SideChef is an app that curates personalised meal plans and recipes from expert chefs. Step-by-step photos, instructions and videos guide you on how to make delicious but healthy recipes. Additionally, you can add recipes to an in-app shopping list so that groceries can be delivered right to your front door.