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Blog Home Life at Appen   •   January 11, 2019

How Flexible Work Can Help You Meet Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? It’s fun to set personal goals for the year, although it’s not always easy to achieve them. But it’s very possible to make your dreams come true this year, especially for those of us with flexible, work-from-home jobs.

Remote jobs are wonderful for many reasons, one of which is the added control you have over your time. Here are seven common New Year’s resolutions you’ll be able to keep with ease when you have a work-from-home job:

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1. Exercise more often and eat a healthier diet

According to a recent survey, the most common resolution for 2019 is to eat healthier and get into a fitness routine. This is much easier to do when you work from home. Without the temptation of restaurant food for lunch or co-workers bringing snacks into the office break room, you can stick to your meal plan by cooking nutritious food in your own kitchen.

And without a lengthy commute, you’ll have more time to exercise. You can work out when you have the most energy, whether that be in the morning, at lunch, or in the afternoon after work. Designing your own workout schedule will set you up for success.

2. Save more money

Remote jobs offer the ability to save money. You’ll use less gas in your car, you won’t have to pay for parking at work, and you can make your own meals—and brew your own coffee—at home.

3. Finish school

Work-from-home jobs create more room in your daily schedule. This means you can go to classes, take online courses, and study without falling behind on your work or feeling too exhausted to finish.

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4. Spend more time with family

Another common New Year’s resolution is to spend more quality time with our families. When you create your own schedule, this becomes a lot easier. You can finish work in time to pick your children up from school or meet your partner for lunch dates.

5. Learn a new skill or hobby

Have you always wanted to learn to play a