I love New Year’s. It’s the perfect time to start fresh; new goals, new adventures, new plans and new opportunities to achieve great things. It’s so motivating to know that you get this new beginning. It’s the best time to sit and reflect, and to make lists of all the wonderful things you’d like to accomplish.
This year, I’m going to change my resolutions up a little bit; since I have less goals all around to complete, I want more things to cross off by 2014. I’m feeling rather ambitious, and there are a lot of THINGS that need DOING. I’m not ready to jump into another 101 goals in 1,001 days, but I loved the way those goals were set up. I’d like my New Year’s Goals to reflect a similar style, inspired also by Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Projects & many bloggers/websites around the internet.
- Save at least 30% from each paycheck & put it in my savings account
- Create a second savings account for the future, 10% of each paycheck
- Read “Debt-Free Forever” by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
- Pay off my credit card; never spend more than I can pay off
Health, Fitness & Vitality
- Get back to the gym
- Exercise at least once a week ( 0/52)
- Cook 5 healthy recipes (0/5)
- Go vegetarian for a month
- Reach my ideal weight through healthy eating & exercise
- Train to run a 5K and choose one to participate in with a friend
- Complete my room project
- Print pictures from 2012 to add to my photo album
- Scrapbook Brazil & Europe 2012
- Plan an adventure
- Get my driver’s license
- Get a tattoo
- Read 50 books (0/50)
*5 non-fiction (0/5)
*re-read two all-time favorites (0/2)
- Start a blog feature
- Guest post for 5 bloggers (0/5)
- Write 5 music pieces outside of CONFRONT Magazine (0/5)
- Write 10 book reviews, including 2 for outside sources like NetGalley (0/10)
- Start writing creatively again, outside of job purposes (ie: non-music/blog/school)
- Research, plan & complete a server switch for CONFRONT Magazine
- Complete the CONFRONT media kit & create sponsorship packages
- Research + apply to summer internships and/or job possibilities (if any)
- Plan the remainder of my University degree, class by class & raise my GPA by 2014
- Suffer for fifteen minutes at least 3 times a week (0/156)
*This goal was inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s book ‘Happier at Home’ in which she tackles those really annoying tasks for 15 minutes a day until they got done, instead of letting them pile up. I’ve got the list of annoying things to do right next to me and I’m weirdly excited to slowly cross those things off!
- Plan “me-time” each week (especially during school) to avoid burning out or getting too stressed
- Create monthly study schedules ( 0/10)
- Keep a calendar/agenda of upcoming events (concerts, dinner dates, etc) each month (0/12)
*Buy a desk calendar and/or Erin Condren planner? Wondering if it’s worth the money?
30 goals, 12 months. I totally got this.
What are some of your resolutions or goals for the new year?! Which do you most look forward to completing?