I hemmed and hawed all day yesterday about writing a New Year’s Resolution post. I have so many changes I want to make in my life right now, but I want them to be lasting changes, not just a fleeting thought that I should change something now that it’s reached a certain day on the calendar. The thing with resolutions is they seem to be made to be broken. Do you even remember the last resolution you kept? I sure don’t!
I’m 26 years old and I know myself pretty well as this point. I know for a fact that unless I set achievable goals for myself and begin to take steps to achieve them immediately, I will fail.
Here is what I want to do differently in my life this year and what I’ve already done to take steps to achieve these things! Wish me luck!
- Action Plan: Eat at home more often instead of take out and drive through. Make an exercise plan that I can stick to. Currently, a roast is in the crock pot and I am going to go to the gym tonight when Mike gets home. Starting off on the right foot, let’s stay that way.
- Action Plan: I got some “Green Dot” cards for us- it’s a prepaid Visa card. Every time Mike gets paid, we will be giving ourselves an allowance. Everything that’s not a necessity to life (gas, groceries, bills, things Jocelyn needs) comes from our personal allowance. Everything left over after bills goes towards paying off debt and a savings account I started labeled “house.” I really don’t see this going wrong. The only thing is that the cards cost $5 each to buy and there is a $5 fee per month per card for having one. But you know what? The price you pay in interest on a credit card monthly is much, much higher, so I think we’re still coming out on top. I am looking forward to more responsible spending!
3. Be a more pleasant, loving person
How sad that I almost forgot this one! I feel like I’m such a crab lately, and not nice to anyone and that’s got to change. I’ve been really unhappy this year despite all the positive things that have happened in my life. I need to not let things get me down and just be more happy and loving towards others and myself. It takes a lot of energy to always be a Debbie Downer.