The new year is a perfect opportunity to finally make all the lifestyle changes that you want or get rid of your annoying (and let’s be honest totally unhealthy) habits. Like many of us, coming up with a huge list of resolutions and goals for the year ahead is probably one of the very last things you did in 2019. But let’s face it: It’s been more than two weeks since New Year’s Day and your enthusiasm has most likely already disappeared. How many of your New Year’s resolutions have you broken?

Just like the Christmas decorations we put away for next year, we tend to postpone most of our New Year’s resolutions and eventually never really achieve them. Been there, done that! Luckily we have some handy strategies that you can apply to stay on top of your game. Here is a short list of some of the most common New Year’s resolutions and a few tips how pCloud can help you stick to them.

#1 Stay in touch with the people that matter 

The Holiday Season is that time of the year when we spent more time with our family and friends. Once you feel the warm feeling of belonging and the pure joy of being in the company of your loved ones, you ask yourself “Why don’t I do that more often?” Then the reality checks in. It’s the new year and you start working long hours again, your cousin Jane flies back to Europe, where she now lives, your friends are just as busy as you are. Before you know it, the holidays are around the corner before you see your grandparents again. But just because you don’t have the time to physically be with your loved ones, doesn’t mean that you can’t stay in touch. Make your family part of your next vacation by sending them a pCloud download link with your holiday photos. You can also send them an upload link and let them share their life with you. Share your favorite song with a friend and let them know you haven’t forgotten about them. pCloud’s file sharing options will give you the chance to stay in touch and share whatever you feel like quick and easy, even on the go.

#2 Lose weight and get fit 

Delicious food, a drink here and there, decadent desserts, sometimes even for breakfast – all this belongs to the definition of well spent holidays for a lot of us. But the pounds you gained usually stick around longer than your Christmas mood. The resolution to get fitter is inevitable. You don’t have to commit yourself to the next fad diet or start a pretty expensive gym membership. Just remember consistency is the key here. It really helps to enjoy what you are doing in order to stick to it. One of the easiest ways to make your workout routine more enjoyable is to listen to your favorite music. Your pCloud app comes in handy here as well. You can upload your music collection and listen to it on the in-build music player no matter if you’re in a crowded gym or running in a park. 

If, however, you’ve already started your gym membership, you can also save your workout plan in pCloud and have quick access whenever you need a quick check.

#3 Find a new job

New Year = new beginning. For some, this equals finding a new job. Whether you’ve finally decided to start looking around casually or are definitely determined to apply for your dream position in this amazing company,  you will need to work on your portfolio. It’s really important to present your work in the best possible way. You can never go wrong if you choose to send your portfolio or resume with a branded pCloud download link. The branding option makes it possible for you to express your unique style and impress your future employer. You can also add a password and an expiration date so that you are sure that your privacy is respected too (check the download statistics to be sure that the recipient has downloaded your content too!). What’s more, once your portfolio’s in pCloud you always have it in your pocket, which makes you prepared for a quick elevator pitch of your work.

#4 Make your workflow more efficient 

But what if you already love your job? That’s great, congratulations! Still, we all know that a little more organization hasn’t hurt anybody. Starting the new decade fresh and well organized is a great feeling. Use your pCloud account to Marie-Kondo your digital life and you won’t regret it. If your business has grown or you need to collaborate with your team on the regular, why not upgrade to pCloud Business. There are plenty of cool features that can help you achieve the efficiency you are after. This includes sharing your most private business information at the highest level of security thanks to pCloud Crypto.

#5 Travel to new places

Life is not just work, work, work. The sooner you realize that, the better. You can save yourself at least a burnout. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to take better care of yourself, I will encourage you to consider traveling. Or maybe you are a traveler by heart and simply cannot help but come up with a big list of new exciting places you want to visit this year. Either way, pCloud is a great companion for your travels. Once you experience the freedom to be able to have all your files at any time anywhere you go, you will not want to look back. Don’t forget to turn on the Automatic Upload function in your pCloud mobile app, so that you have all your photos backed up and save space on your phone!

#6 Save more money

This is a big one and for sure needs all of your focus. Saving money is often a tricky task. But with more mindfulness, it can be really easy. You should come up with some rules and make sure that you really follow them so that you don’t lose your head over the next new headphones or fitness tracker that you want to buy. Don’t forget – the key phrase here is “long term”! You should invest, rather than spend your money. This means making sure that the item or service you buy will be beneficial in the long run. Like our Lifetime plans! It’s a one-time payment for a plan, that you can use for the rest of your life. Imagine how much money you can save.