Running a business whether small or big is not easy. With a million and one things to do, it’s not difficult for business owners to steer off the motivational track every now and then.

Fortunately, help is at hand in the guise of apps. Check out the following motivation apps that are perfect to help retain business owners’ motivation and productivity levels.

1. Asana

Teams can track their progress and collaborate easily with one another through Asana. This motivation app is free to use for teams up to 15 members.

More members can be added with the Asana Premium package, which costs $8.33 per month. Asana is available on iOS and  Android.

2. Gratitude Journal

This beautiful and effective app helps you to rewire your brain in just five minutes a day by journaling things that you’re grateful for every day.

Psychological research has found that the thoughts you focus on become more prominent in your mind, and the more positive and grateful you think, the more positive and grateful you feel.

3. TED

The TED app features more than 3,000 TED talks from remarkable people, designed to help inspire, motivate and teach those who want to learn and be inspired.

I have already written an article on videos that will change your life…some of these videos contain inspiring TED talks.

TED is a great tool for entrepreneurs and business owners, who can learn from other business maestros. TED is available for Android and iOS for free.

4. Wonderful Day

In a simple, easy to see format, Wonderful Day helps you set your daily goals and which days of the weeks you want to do them, and then mark them off on a daily calendar.

Each day you succeed, you get a green dot. When you fail, you get a red dot. Trying to achieve your longest streak is simple, but it works.

5. Momentum

Momentum is an app built around building motivation and eliminating distractions, perfect for small business owners.

The app has a dashboard which users choose their goals and focus, which Momentum subtly reminds them of, with the aim of assisting inspiration, focus and productivity.

Users can upgrade from a free account to ‘Momentum Plus’ from $2.50 per month. Momentum is available on the Chrome Web Store.

6. MotivateMe

MotivateMe is designed to provide 24/7 motivation with instant audio coaching. The app provides randomized motivational quotes to inspire you, as well as approximately 3,000 minutes of audio coaching.

MotivateMe claims to be particularly effective for business owners. The app costs £0.99 to download and is available on iOS and Android.

7. Motivation Daily & Positivity

If you are looking for a daily dose of motivation to keep you on track to achieve important goals and big dreams, this app is for you.

It comes in a streamlined, simple format, which includes perfect quotes to keep you focused when you’re tempted to slack off.

Whether you’re pursuing health and fitness goals, prepping for a major project at work or school, or just need some inspiration, this app will help get you there.

8. BattleSteps

If you don’t really like walking for fitness but know that you should, this app could change your whole mindset.

BattleSteps turns walking into an exciting contest where your goal is to walk more than your matched opponent in a 12-hour period.

While you’re trying to move up in rankings and compete, you’re gaining health and fitness at the same time.

9. ThinkUp

Practicing affirmations has never been easier with this app that lets you personalize your affirmations, set notifications, add music and even life goals.

Choose from life goals like health, self-esteem, abundance, life and relationship and stress relief.

The app lets you choose 5 affirmations for free to practice every day for 21 days, the minimum time needed to set a new habit.

10. Coach.me

Instead of checking in at your destination, what if you could check in when you accomplished a goal?

Celebrate your victories and track your progress with the Coach.me app, which tracks and displays your progress in handy graphs and charts and tracks your “momentum,” or the time left to make your progress into a habit.

There’s also a supportive user community that will help you on your way.