Fun Things You Can Do With Amazon Alexa In 2018

Amazon Echo Devices

2018 is here with a new dawn, new day and the promise of a year full of love, laughter, peace, success and happiness in our lives. As you set big goals for yourselves this year and endeavour to achieve all that you aspire for, here are some interesting Alexa skills that you can use to add to the excitement of working towards your goals. Get an Amazon Echo device and bring in the New Year in a fun manner.

Set New Year Resolutions

Skills to try: New Year Resolutions and My Resolution Buddy.

The first thing that most of us do at the onset of a new year is set resolutions; be it hitting the gym for a healthier lifestyle or investing in SIP or planning for that solo-trip or spending more time with family! The key to be able to stick to your resolutions and achieve your goals is to pick specific, realistically achievable and measurable goals. Alexa is here to help you with that, just say “Alexa, Give me a new year resolution” or “Alexa, ask resolution buddy to suggest resolutions”. You can also ask Resolution buddy to save your resolutions and read out whenever you need them. While you are gearing up to make New Year resolutions, even Alexa has got her list ready. Just ask and find out.

Kick-start your Day with some Inspiration

Skills to try: Motivational Quotes, Inspire Me and Daily Quotes.

Sometimes you just need some inspirational words to help you get through a tough day. All you have to do is say “Alexa, What’s the quote of the day?”, or “Alexa, I want motivation”, or “Alexa, I’m feeling low” or “Alexa, Inspire me”. Alexa will play audio clips or recite motivational advice from famous people. Right from Buddha to Mahatma Gandhi to Oprah Winfrey to Michael Jordan to Charles Bukowski, there’s a ‘word of wisdom’ for everyone.

Keep fit in 2018

Skills to try: 7 minute workout, Fit assist and Guided meditation.

An effective daily workout routine is a must for a healthy body and mind. You can look up to Alexa for being your fitness and wellness coach. Like a personal trainer, she will guide you through quick, doable workouts that you can squeeze into your busy schedule. Just say “Alexa, give me a workout” or “Alexa, I want to lose weight” or “Alexa, I want to meditate” and she will be at your service to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and improve your stamina and productivity.

Check your Daily Horoscope

Skills to try: Astrospeaks and Ganesha Speaks.

If you’re an astrology enthusiast and like to start your day with knowing what do the stars have in store for you, Alexa can read out the horoscope for your zodiac sign. Just ask “Alexa, what is my horoscope for today” or “Alexa, what is today’s horoscope for Pisces” and instantly know how your day will unfold.

 Learn Something New

Skills to try: Curiosity and Today in History.

Alexa is here to help you get to know most interesting facts that can ignite your natural curiosity and keep your brain sharp. Alexa will surprise you with interesting facts from history and science to animals and Bollywood. Just say, “Alexa, I want to learn something new” or “Alexa, tell me an interesting fact” or “Alexa, give me a science fact” and continue to challenge yourself to keep learning in 2018.

Request for an invitation to purchase Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot and experience the pleasure of remaining steadfast with your goals and resolutions, with Alexa, this year.

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