I rarely make a list of New Year’s Resolutions because I just think it’s silly and they never last the whole year. I think this is because we’re all geared up when the new year starts but by February we’re sick of sticking to those goals. Usually, it’s because we make goals that we think we’re “supposed” to make – workout more, eat better, get more sleep, go to church…ect. This year, I’m making some realistic goals not necessarily resolutions. So here they are…
1. Be better about sticking to my budgets – I use this great website to track my spending, credit cards, student loans and investments. You can make budgets and then Mint tracks your transactions from your checking account. It’s really a glorious program and it’s all FREE!
2. Stay up to date on current events and especially financial news – the more you read the more you learn!
3. Run 3 times a week for 30 minutes or 3 miles. I’m hoping to run a 5k in March!
4. Get to work 10 minutes earlier (by 8am). This probably seems silly but honestly, it looks so much better and I can use those 10 minutes to get coffee, read the Wall Street Journal online or catch up on blogs. It’s a better way to start the day.
5. Less carbs, more produce. I am in an eating rut. Yes, I LOVE to cook but I don’t love to cook for one. I tend to make a bowl of pasta 4 nights out of the week and the rest of the nights it’s cereal or a Lean Pocket. I’m going to try to stop the habit and eat at least 2-3 non-frozen, low carb meals like grilled chicken salad or yummy homemade soups!
6. There is a 6th ‘resolution’ but it’s pending…not ready to share this one yet.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated on my progress. I think I’m going to have to keep a link to this post on my desktop.