There are so many things to keep in mind when the New Year is coming! I know it’s important to make monthly goals and I usually do pretty well. But, I will be honest with you. The last month or so of school before break, was extremely tough. I was exhausted and doing the bare minimum in my personal life. I wasn’t meal prepping as well and I wasn’t sticking to a budget like I should have. Well! Now, I am putting my goals out here for accountability!
New Year’s Goals
1.Make a new budget plan (and stick to it!!)
I have really fallen off with my budget. I was using an Erin Condren budget planner and it is just not working for me. I have been looking into new budget planners on Pinterest and I’m hoping one of them will help me a little more. I really want to build my savings back up and in order to do that, I need to start by relieving myself of all debt.
2.Schedule in time for friends and family
I know you guys probably think I’m crazy for scheduling time for family and friends. But, time flies by when you’re schedule is full. It is so important to make sure you are not losing your social life due to your career. It’s the only way you’ll make it. I found this post on Pinterest and loved it and have been working to implement it more every month. I did it for a while over the summer but I think it is important to do so during work months.
3.Prep ALL my blogs for the month of January so I don’t fall behind
I started prepping my blogs during my Christmas break! So far, I am doing really well and am super proud that I am on track and even ahead. I have blog ideas for the month and by getting them planned out ahead of time, it is a lot easier to keep up with.
4.Increase my weights to 15lbs
I got these new weights for Christmas and I absolutely love them. I was sticking to 10 lbs because I had yet to purchase new weights. Now, I can up my weights and continue to build muscle!! These new weights are absolutely amazing. It’s one set of adjustable weights that range from 5-25 lbs. I am so excited to introduce these into my workout plan.
5.Pay off all credit cards
My credit cards are almost always paid off and then I make the mistake of shopping. I don’t have a lot of credit card debt, but have definitely let it get a little out of hand the past couple of months. In order to keep building your credit, you have to keep your credit usage below 30%. As you can probably imagine, my TJMaxx credit card is a little closer to 50%. It’s not like it’s a debt I can’t pay off, I just keep using my card.
6.Meal prep more healthy meals
I have been SUPER lazy with my meal prep lately. Half the time, I just throw together some pasta and sauce. This is obviously not the healthiest meal and definitely defeats the purpose of meal prepping. I have a bunch of cookbooks that are not being used. I think by looking through them, I’ll be able to come up with healthier and more interesting meals.
So these are my big goals! What are yours? Leave them in the comments!