This month, I’m dedicated Fridays to sharing ideas to help you start 2014 off right! Last week, I shared an incredible book to help plan your nutrition & workout schedule to finally reach your goals. Today I’m sharing how you can use some great software tools to stay on track, plus a chance to win Office 365 Home Premium for yourself.
I am on my computer a good portion of my day, so over the years I’ve become very comfortable with using Microsoft Office programs for planning. The Microsoft Office Communications team looked at some of the top resolutions from usa.gov and found that Office 365 Home Premium can be the perfect tool to help you get started and stay on track:
- 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, or your workouts, Office can be your best fitness buddy. As the pounds come off you can also manage your weight loss using Excel. I use Excel to plan my weekly nutrition plan, to make following my macros and –carb-cycling easier for me.
- Manage your budget: 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)! We’ve personally tracked our budget in Excel for over 12 years.
- 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. I have written and updated every resume I’ve created in Word – I’m guessing most of you have, as well!
- 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. I have also used Excel to plan itineraries for big trips where there are a lot of different locations & tourist locations to keep track of. You already know I’m very type-A, so I’m guessing this is not a surprise.
If you don’t already have Office 365 on your own computer, now’s your chance to win a copy! Use the widget below to submit all entries and remember you can tweet daily while the giveaway is open for additional entries. Open to residents of both the US & Canada through Tuesday, January 14th at 11:59PM EST. Good luck!
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Use code NYR2014 at sign-up to save 25% through January 15, 2014.