When cabin fever, limited sunlight and oppressive weather combine forces, the human brain begins to resemble the human habitat pre-spring cleaning: cobwebs, dust bunnies, rivers of blankets and sweaters. Clearly the whole idea of New Year’s resolutions is rigged — how can anyone resolve to accomplish anything like this?
What you can resolve to do is keep a clear mind. Spring cleaning for the brain starts now, in the middle of February. Stop despondently scrolling through your friend’s Hawaiian honeymoon photos on Instagram. Instead, try out these five apps: games, digital mentors and organizational tools guaranteed to reorganize, revitalize and refocus your mind.