Tools to Keep Those 2016 Resolutions Going (Or Just Restart Them)
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Tools to Keep Those 2016 Resolutions Going (Or Just Restart Them)


The new year is a great time to reflect and think of goals for the year ahead that will improve your already fabulous life. But now that we’re well into the 3rd month of 2016, people have stopped asking, “What’s your resolution?” and you’re trying really hard to keep focused. 

And in today’s day and age, we can use technology to our advantage to keep our resolutions. Thank goodness!! No matter your resolution this year, here are some online tools that will help keep it. And to make 2016 your best year yet.


The number one resolution every year is to lose weight/get healthier. And who can blame you? We all want to look just a little bit better in our clothes or rock the bikini on our upcoming vacation. There are a bunch of online tools out there that can help you track your calories, work out regime and overall health. 

MyFitnessPal is a great, free (!), online tool, available online or via Apple or Android app and easy to use. According to their website, MyFitnessPal makes calorie counting and food tracking easy. And with the convenient access, there’s no reason not to stick to your health goals.


For those of us who want to get a little more order in their lives, you’re in luck. There are a million different online tools that can organize everything for you from the palm of your hand. 

Evernote is the perfect online tool that syncs from your phone, tablet and computer. You can keep track of your meeting notes, to-do lists, recipe clips to make your grocery trip easier, Evernote is “the workspace for your life’s work.” 

We all like to spend. We all know the difference between a want and a need. Yet, sometimes those paths can get a little crossed.


First of all, congratulations for wanting to better the world and choosing 2016 as the year to put your best foot forward. No matter how you decide to devote your time and skills, you are doing something that will make an impact.

Whether you want to volunteer with children or spend one Saturday a month at your local soup kitchen, finding a place to volunteer can be daunting. If you aren’t sure where to start, visit VolunteerMatch. The website declares that they “bring good people and good causes together.” You enter your location, what kind of volunteering would you like to do (like animal or human rights) and the system generates ideas for you. You can select the match that best fits your desires, fill out your information and you’re on the road to helping others. 


We all like to spend. We all know the difference between a want and a need. Yet, sometimes those paths can get a little crossed. I mean, that Michael Kors bag on sale is definitely a need, right? Whether your financial goals are to save more for a house, to spend less on the daily coffee run or to prioritize your daily expenses, take the time to truly evaluate how you’re spending money.

Mint is an online tool that syncs with your bank, credit and savings accounts to track how you are spending your money. Mint automatically categorizes expenditures for you so you can analyze where every cent is going per month, quarter or year. With easy to understand pie chars, you can quickly see that you spend way too much at Target and that you could cut back on your dining out during the week. Take the time to see how you are currently spending money, make adjustments that fit your goals and use the tools available to you to exceed your expectations. You’ll be on your way to your next beach vacation, that you paid with cash, in no time! 

No matter your resolution, let these online tools work for you to help you keep your intentions. And this way, you won’t fall into the dreaded resolution rut. 

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How are you keeping on track with your resolutions?

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