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It’s that time of year again when someone asks you about your new years’ resolutions and suddenly you feel yourself tumbling down that rabbit hole.
Get a job that you love, get out of debt, success, lose weight, gain weight, grow your hair, study more, read more, Spend less, treat yourself more, be more healthy, learn a new skill, there are just so many goals, dreams and necessities that will be neatly redesigned as new years’ resolutions/ annual goals.
If you have read my Introduction or Goals & Updates you will be aware of my goals and objectives, initially I was not going to add anymore but this morning, I decided that a few adjustments may be needed, not only as a way to keep me on my toes but also because things change, our needs and wants change all the time and after a year of COVID-19 – If some your wants and needs have not changed then you need to review the year again.
my new years' resolutions/Annual goals
Increase the health, thickness and length of my hair.
- Attend hairdressers every 6 to 8 weeks
- Treat hair with TLC
Reduce debt significantly aka Get the hell out of debt
- Establish and maintain 3 streams of income
- Reduce monthly outgoings by 10%
- Use the envelope cash system
Increase my knowledge
- Read more
- Learn a profitable skill that I love
Be more productive
- Record all appointments, expenses, plans, events etc.
- Stick to budget
- Schedule and review all plans
Be more healthy
- Drink more water
- Eat more Electric Foods
- Take vitamins every single day
Creating your own new years' resolutions
It doesn’t sound like much commitment but, I have learned over the last few months that it is non-productive for me to pile on so many things, I eventually become resentful and then either blow the lot or it stresses me out. That’s not productive, I know my limits and it becomes non-productive.
You have probably noticed that some of them overlap, being more productive and sticking to my budget will obviously help reduce my debt. Attending the hairdressers every 6 to 8 weeks will rely heavily on me ‘Establish and maintain several streams of income’ and ‘Sticking to a budget’ and this hair growth well, I need to drink more water and eat better. So it all goes hand in hand hopefully this will make it easier for me to stick to and it becomes standard routine.
Let’s see how it goes, I will give you honest updates in my end of month goal updates.
Words of advice
Now I don’t know if I came across as negative or even lazy when I explained the reasons why I have chosen few and simple new years resolutions but, check out these statistics from FSU news –
On average, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.
Good habits, especially ones drastically different from typical lifestyles, are hard to get started and even harder to keep. Research shows that on average, it takes approximately 66 days for a habit to become automatic.
Causes of failure include not being specific enough, setting unreasonable goals and expectations, no accountability, and negative framing. For example, vaguely resolving to “exercise more” or “lose weight” doesn’t provide enough motivation throughout the year.
Melissa Ma – FSU news Writer
Need some New Years’ Resolution ideas?
Here are some suggestions but bear in mind setting tangible goals for the chosen goal is vitally important. It’s mind map time.
Join a club
Drink less alcohol
Have no meat days
Save Money or Spend Less
Learn Something New skill
Spend More Time with Family & Friends
Be more productive
Focus on my spiritual growth
Write a book
Start a blog
Improve communication skills – That includes listening.
Spend more time outdoors
Do at least one act of kindness every day
Become someone’s mentor
Don’t get stressed
For tools and tips...
For tips and tools on the making of the new you, check out my recent popular blog post ‘9 things to help sort our shit out for 2021’