New Year Resolutions

2015 is just three days away! How crazy is that?!

I’m not usually one for making resolutions, as I feel like I never follow through. Anyone else have this problem? Maybe it’s the term “resolution” that’s getting me.

I do have some goals I’d like to achieve in 2015, as well as some tips for anyone who wants to make some resolutions along with me.


My 2015 Goals
1. Get Healthy!: I still haven’t kicked my bad eating and exercise habits leftover from college. In 2015, I hope to take some steps toward being healthy including: regular workouts, less eating out and bringing my lunch from home more often! I have to find what works for me and stick with it.

2. Organize my life: This might sound like too general of a goal, but lately I’ve been feeling very scattered. I have no idea where my important papers are, forget when my various bills are due until a day or two before and my room looks like a tornado’s aftermath. Small steps like a filing cabinet, using a financial organizer (like Mint, as suggested by my boyfriend) and cleaning up regularly before things become a disaster zone will go a long way.

3. Donate at least 50 knitted items: A few months ago, I started making preemie sized items for Stitches from the Heart and I absolutely love it. It gives me the rewarding feeling of volunteering without the stress of a weekly commitment. I made 20 items this year, and that’s only about 3 months of knitting! 50 items is a doable goal that I hope to exceed in 2015.

4. Start saving for a down payment: How much I save will depend on what my raise is at the end of January but my boyfriend and I are committed to buying a condo in the next two years or so. Rent is just so crazy these days!

I have other things I hope to achieve as well throughout the year, but those are my four main things 🙂

Tips for your own goals
Make them actionable. What steps can you take toward achieving your goals? Don’t just come up with a broad hope that you don’t know how you can reach.

Be realistic. It’s good to have some long-term goals that you can’t achieve just yet. But don’t plan to save $40k if you only make $50k after taxes. Think about what you can reasonably do in a year. The big dream is a good thing but try breaking it down into smaller bites so it doesn’t seem so scary and impossible.

Write them down. So you can remember and check back to see whether you’re heading in the right direction.

What are your 2015 resolutions?


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