Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?
I believe in setting goals. I’m very goal oriented, and it helps me focus. The end of the year and the start of a new one provides an opportunity to reflect over the past 12 months. Reflection can be a healthy tool to utilize during a goal setting exercise. I believe this needs to happen more than just once a year. A periodic review of the yearly goals should be a vital part of the plan. I also find it helps to share my goals whether in written form or talking to a trusted friend. Sharing is a way of making your plans real. This isn’t a time to be shy!
This year’s number one goal (based on some quick online research) seems to be about saving money. Here are a few tips to help you save some cash:
- Make a budget and stick to it
- Review your all of your spending at the end of the month
- Take your lunch an extra day of the week and save over $40 per month
- Make a weekly menu for dinners and save at the grocery store
I’m still in the process of setting my goals for the year ahead. I will not call it a New Year’s Resolution. That name makes it feel like a fad. My goals are real. I plan on accomplishing each one. I know you can too!