Even if you're not one for New Year's resolutions, you'll likely still be in the mood for some personal renewal in 2013.

Fortunately, we now live in a world where it's easier than ever to palm responsibility for your wellbeing off on machines, apps and other digital assistants.

No, it's not quite that robot exercise machine from the Jetsons.

But it's getting closer.

We've scoured the world of currently existing technology to find the apps and games to help you have a productive and fulfilling new year - at least until the first big gadgets of 2013 are announced and you can switch your personal goals back to the immediate acquisition of all available technology.

Take a look at our ideas below.

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  • Write That Novel

    This is the year you're finally going to crack that literary whip and get your novel written. Do it with IA Writer, <a href="http://www.iawriter.com/">our favourite text editor for Mac and iOS</a>. It syncs with iCloud and Dropbox, and makes writing easy and distraction free.

  • Take Better Notes

    In our opinion Paper by 53 is the best note-taking app on any mobile device - and best of all, it's free to try. Get it and you'll fall back in love with taking notes, which despite having universal search on your phone, tablet and computer is still a thing you need to do.

  • Get Secure Online

    If you're still using the same passwords for every account, you're well overdue a serious case of identity theft. <a href="https://agilebits.com/onepassword">Sort it out with 1Password</a>, an app for mobile, Windows and Mac which can sync unique, impossible-to-guess passwords across all of your accounts.

  • Get Fit

    Nike's Kinect Training game for Xbox is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/09/nike-kinect-training-review_n_2100685.html">probably the best implementation of the 'get fit at home' dream</a> that's been around since the birth of home video. With a varied range of exercises and challenges, it's a genuine physical experience, and paired with a Nike Fuel Band <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/20/nike-fuel-band-review-the_n_1612388.html">it's impossible to ignore how much activity you've had</a> (or lacked). It's also really fun.

  • Call Your Mum

    Do you find it difficult to remember to call your friends and family? Resolve to fix that this year - and do it by considering a switch to Windows Phone. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/23/nokia-lumia-920-review-uk_n_2177306.html">We still have some issues with the OS </a>- its range of games is still pretty poor - but by placing your contacts (and their revolving picture tiles) right on your home screen, they've certainly made calling home harder to ignore. Try a Nokia 920 - <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/23/nokia-lumia-920-review-uk_n_2177306.html">we found it ludicrous, but unique.</a>

  • Push-Up Challenge

    Push-ups are one of the most basic exercises you can do, but they're also one of the best, helping you improve you arm and shoulder strength, while also boosting your core and endurance. The so-called 100 Push-Ups Challenge is an increasingly notorious arbitrary goal, in which the idea is to develop your fitness to the point where you can do a centenary of reps in one go, and that might be a stretch. But there are now many apps around to help you get at least part of the way towards that number. <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.runtastic.android.pushup.silver.pro">Runtastic's Android app is one of the best</a>, counting your reps automatically with your phone's proximity sensor - but there are others out for iOS and Android too.

  • Drink A Bit Less

    Even if you're not totally giving up booze for January, for the cost and health benefits alone you might consider cutting down.<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/idrinkulator-lite-alcohol/id332536280?mt=8"> This free app for iOS can help you by easily tracking the units you drink</a> - and even the food you eat. It's not quite idiot proof, but it's free and with a bit of effort it could help you chip away at your intake.

  • Record That Album

    Making music is a great way to engage your brain and relax, and it's never been easier. Figure by Propellerhead is an easy, flexible and instant way to make cool tunes on your iOS device. You might not be the next David Guetta, but as long as you're using headphones and not annoying anyone else on the Tube, you'll enjoy it and feel better afterwards.

  • Read More News

    You're reading this on the HuffPost, so clearly you're the type of news hound who's already up on all the biggest stories. But In case you find yourself clicking on more celeb stories than high-level political coverage, check out our app for iOS and Android - it's a great way to read the 'Post and share your favourite stories.