5 New Year’s Resolutions & How to Help Get Them Done!

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Well friends, here we go— 2012 kicks off on Sunday (new week, new month, new year – how fitting!) and we’re ready to make good on some seriously long-time-coming resolutions. Here’s a look at 5 pillars of the personal goal arena, and some fantastic online resources you can leverage to help make them real!

Resolution #1: I will eat better! Whether you want to transform your body, lose a few pounds or maintain a healthy weight, fueling your body with the right foods is super important—and there’s no time like the New Year to make this serious commitment. Not sure where to start? Head over to HungryGirl.com for mouth-watering spins on your favorite guilty pleasures. Recipes feature clever calorie-saving alternative ingredients as well as Weight Watcher Point values to help you stay on track.

Resolution #2: I will be more organized! Personal agenda books are vital tools for efficient and responsible living. With so much of our day-to-day taking place online, an online planner can be the ideal solution for maximum organization. Platforms like Google Calendar are great for mapping out your daily, weekly, and monthly obligations—and seamlessly sync with most smart-phones so you can take your planner on-the-go.

Resolution #3: I will laugh more! They say laughter is the best medicine, so here’s to a healthier You in 2012. The Internet is chock-full of things to laugh about. Bookmark BuzzFeed’s Cute and LOL tabs for starters.

Resolution #4: I will manage my money better! We all want to make the most of our money, but sometimes it’s easy to lose track of expenditures. Online finance management tools can help you set budgets and stick to them. Mint.com is a fantastic (and free!) service for managing personal finances, streamlining online bill payments, and helping you better understand your spending habits.

Resolution #5: I will save money! While you’re at it, why not make a resolution to save money where you can. Coupons.com is a must-visit resource for hot deals on everything from health care to groceries. Look into LivingSocial.com for amazing deals on local restaurants, shopping, travel, and more. For cheap college textbooks, we’re a fan of BookRenter.com… naturally :)

Happy New Year, everyone!

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