How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with Technology – and Office 365 #Giveaway

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with Technology

Less than a week until Christmas and then its time for New Year’s plans!  And that means that people are that much closer to determining New Year’s Resolutions for 2014.  I know that can be a daunting task but the good news is, no matter what your resolutions are, technology can help. 

Office 365 Home Premium can be the perfect tool to help you get started and stay on track for the top resolutions from

  • Lose weight: This is widely accepted as the most popular resolution, and one that is quickly dropped a few weeks into January.  But it doesn’t have to be that way this year – fitness experts have long pointed to tracking as the best way to maintain this goal, and Office has several ways to help.  Whether you want to track your food, oryour workouts, Office can be your best fitness buddy.  As the pounds come off you can also manage your weight loss using Excel. Plus, by saving your workout plans in thecloud with SkyDrive, you can access them from your tablet, home PC, or even from the gym on your phone so you can keep track from virtually anywhere.
  • Manage stress: The holidays can be an overwhelming time, which is why a lot of people want to better cope with stress.  One way to keep it in check is to keep to-do lists and manage tasks in a more organized way.  If you’re planning a house project, or a wedding, OneNote can help you remember everything.  Even if it’s the day-to-day to-dos that are keeping you up at night, OneNote is the perfect tool. In addition to being part of Office 365, it also comes as a free app for Windows PhoneiPhoneiPadand Android, so you can add and check off items no matter where you are.
  • Manage debt: Planning a budget is easy with Excel and, with mobile apps and Office Web Apps, you can check and update your spreadsheets at home, at work and on the go.  Because Office Web Apps now support co-authoring, you and your spouse can edit and keep track of budgets in real time (even if you’re both accessing the document at the same time)!
  • Get a better job: If 2014 is the year for a career change, Office can help.  Whether you want a creative or a formal resume, we have lots of options to get you started.  In addition, as we’ve mentioned before, Office is a top desired proficiency for the current workplace and now is a great time to brush up on your skills with Office 365. 
  • Take a Trip: If your big wish for 2014 is to get out of town, it’s time to start planning!  From hotels to flight details to top attractions, there’s a lot to keep track of when planning your dream vacation. This OneNote travel notebook is a great tool – it even includes a built in expense tracker and remember lists for when you’re on your adventure. 

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About Erica Buteau

Erica Buteau is head chef at Chateau Buteau where she cooks for three great kids and one hunk of a man, also known there as babe, mom and sometimes referee. She is the author of Moms at Home: A Collection of Recipes and Moms at Home: Holiday Traditions.Additionally, Erica is an Associate Professor of Technology at a Community College and also does freelance writing, blogging and is heavily involved in Social Media and Online Marketing, PR and Marketing Measurement and Communications Research. Her PR Friendly blog, ButeauFull Chaos! focuses on product reviews, parenting, being a mom, empowering women, children's issues (including Autism, ADHD, Childhood Bipolar Disorder and Learning Disabilities), family travel and recipes.


  1. my top new years resolution is to get our family budget under control!

  2. i don’t make any because i always fail at them

  3. be a better couponer

  4. I haven’t made any since I try to accomplish my goals every day.

  5. Devote more time to saving iwth sales and coupons!

  6. I need to lose weight. :(

  7. its sooo beautiful :)

  8. get to the gym more, read more good books, cook more

  9. I would like to promote and sell more of my photography!

  10. I make goals for myself, whether it’s the new year or not!

  11. I have never made any New Year’s resolutions because I think it is a waste of time.

  12. Make good financial choices.

  13. I don’t like making resolutions. I rather just change something because I want to.

  14. Mine are to say more money and work on losing some weight. This is my year. I can feel it :)

  15. My resolution is to try and keep a cleaner home. The clutter is getting to me…

  16. I didn’t make any because I never seem to make them.

  17. My resolution is to train harder (for a marathon)

  18. No- don’t do New Year’s Resolutions!

  19. I usually don’t make any because I never keep them, but this year, I am determined to get my finances under control.

  20. My New Years Resolution is to lose the baby weight.

  21. I made a resolution years ago never to make another resolution. It’s the only one I’ve ever kept.

  22. my top new years resolution is to get our family budget under control!

  23. Be more frugal with my spending.

  24. I really want to start saving some money in a fund for my son so I am starting at the beginning of the month and I want to start running again for my health

  25. I need to save money.

  26. My resolution is to work very hard at eating healthier and getting healthy!

  27. Budget and continue losing weight :)

  28. I am trying to be more organized with everything in life!

  29. My top year resolution is to get my family back into better eating habits and to get ore active.

  30. I’d like to cook more at home. That’s my goal.

  31. I want to save more money as well as get healthy!

  32. My New Years Resolution is to spend less time stressing out about things I cannot control!

  33. To focus more on school and get good grades!

  34. I have no New Year’s resolutions.

  35. I normally never “resolve” to do anything in the New Year. Instead, I challenge myself to accomplish or try something new.

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