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It’s not too late to reconnect with your New Year’s resolutions


It’s spring, sweaters and boots are getting put away, and if the data is to be believed, many of us have already begun neglecting our New Year’s Resolutions, something that all too often leaves us frustrated and defeated. But what if the path to get back on track sits in the palm of our hands, or on our laps, or our wrists?

With the right devices – laptops, tablets, smartphones, smartwatches - paired with great internet connectivity, you can get you back on track. Whether your goals include fitness, finances, mindfulness or doing good, a reliable device and strong connection mean you’ll have one less excuse to abandon your resolutions.

Arizona-focused connected health

Starting a fitness routine is easy. Sticking to it, not so much. You need discipline, structure, and most importantly, motivation. Now that our Arizona weather is sunny and beautiful, there’s nothing like a gorgeous hike and apps like AllTrails, Sedona Arizona GPS, Arizona Pocket Maps, Grand Canyon Nation and Avenza Maps can help you find the perfect one. Whenever you are looking to engage with these apps to pursue your goals on the go, you need an internet connection, so look for the 1,000+ Cox WiFi hotspots available throughout the Valley.

Get out there and make a plan, track your progress, make adjustments on the fly, connect with like-minded communities and celebrate your milestones! Seeing your results on your health app at the end of the day is a great affirmation and a great motivator to keep going!

Own your finances

Many of us already conduct some financial activities online – banking, paying bills, managing investments – and most creditors, banks and retailers offer user-friendly apps and websites. But really getting the most out of them requires a strong understanding of responsible budget management. Ask yourself:
• Do I know my balances?
• Do I know when bill payments are due?
• Do I know when there has been new activity on my accounts?
• Am I prioritizing my spending appropriately?

Plenty of tools are available to help you set and stay within your budget. With connected technology, you can confidently manage your money like a pro – at home or on the go.

Be well

Beyond physical fitness, some of us seek deeper, more holistic, wellness. There are countless apps that can help you achieve a more balanced mindset. I am a big fan of the Calm app. More and more people are turning to their devices to achieve physical and mental peace with offerings like:
• Instructor-led meditation
• Daily affirmations
• Breathing exercises
• Virtual reality travel
• Counseling


Use smart devices – lights, thermostats, etc. – to optimize home energy efficiency.

There are also many apps available that can help you calculate your personal carbon footprint and show you ways to shrink it. If this is important to you, check out My Earth, Klima, Earth Hero and Joro to learn how you can make a meaningful difference.

The bottom line: Today is just as good a starting point as Jan. 1 to make and keep your 2023 resolutions. And with help from connected tech and a strong internet connection from a trusted provider like Cox, the journey to a happier, healthier and more fulfilled.