So, it’s that time of year again. New Year’s Resolutions…. Have you thought about what you want to improve this year? A recent survey found that the most common New Year’s Resolutions for Australians is looking to improve fitness, reduce debt and get more control over work and home life balance.  So how can tech help you stay on top of these resolutions rather than giving up after the first month when we all go back to the normal routine?

One of the best, free and most underrated products in the Microsoft Office suite is OneNote.

Microsoft OneNote is a versatile productivity tool for home users and business users alike. I personally use OneNote to collate, sort and organise all my notes however it can be used for so much more. From To-Do Planners, Day Planners, Financial Planners, A Personal Digital Journal. There are limitless possibilities.

One of the best features of OneNote includes the ability for it to be accessed by any device.

Your PC, your Smartphone, and your tablet all by using Microsofts free OneNote app.  Best of all there is no charge for using it.  All you need is a Microsoft Account to log in and create a new notebook.

One of my favourite features is that it can support multimedia easily so you can easily record a voice note, grab a video from YouTube and pop it into your notebook.  So why is this good? Let’s say for example you have decided that improving your fitness is your News Resolution the only way to keep on track is to plan your routines and put them into your calendar so that you are more likely to stick to them. Using OneNote, you can grab your favourite workout videos from YouTube and pop them into the days you want. You can also put this together with your food planner and food diary.  This way you are keeping on top of what your workout days look like, and you are really going to kick some goals.

 

If you have a business, then this tool can be invaluable. Especially when it comes to planning your marketing ideas for the quarter or the year. It’s a great way to collate all of your ideas and put them together into a marketing calendar.

OneNote also allows you to share your notebook with other users so now you can have multiple people working on the OneNote notebook keeping everyone super focused and productive.

If you want to find out more about Microsoft OneNote CLICK HERE and check out what other things are possible, there are some templates to get you started and a quick how-to video to get yourself set up and ready to kick your new years resolutions off with a bang and help build and sustain new routines and achieve your goals.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Get Organised and Stay Organised This Year With Mirosoft OneNote

by Nick Green

This article was published in Januarys Copy of:

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