This year when I made my New Year’s Resolutions, I decided that I wasn’t going to use it as an opportunity to procrastinate the first 6 months of the year, and then hurry up and finish my list before the end of the year.
I decided that I was going to try to work on my resolutions throughout the year. And so far, I’m doing okay.
Here’s the update:
Replenish our savings. I’m still working on this, but first I have to get our budget back on track. I’m making good strides in the budgeting arena though, and the savings will be sure to follow.
Create a family binder and “just in case’ file. I recently finished the “Just in Case” file, and it felt good to get that off my list. My husband came away with a new appreciation for what it takes to run the household finances, too! As for the family binder, I’m not sure if I’m going to tackle that because I like the way our current file holder system is working. I’m still thinking about that goal.
Give our family room a makeover. Because our finances are extremely limited, I’ve been spending a lot of time researching options (Hello, Pinterest!) and thinking about what needs we have for the space and how to make it all work. I’ve started making a list of items that will be sold next summer in our garage sale to make more room and raise some funds for this project.
Start walking. Well. Walking… a little. The main thing is that I have been more physically active than I had been. I’ve been trying to make sure I do something active each day. Baby steps.
Spend more time outdoors. I’m making good progress on this goal. I’ve gone for a few walks, went ice skating, took the kids sledding, and shoveled snow. It was nice to combine the outdoors with some physical activity and I look forward to doing more of that.
Now it’s your turn: How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?