As I am fully engaged in 2019 planning both personally and professionally, I am brought back to the age old tradition of resolutions. It got me thinking back to the years where I would write down a list of measurable goals I wanted to accomplish each year.
And the truth is, I failed miserably to stay committed to them or even accomplish them at all. I found two of my previous year lists in my records and thought I would share…
Yes, we can all agree I failed pretty miserably on both counts. In fact, for the last decades I have been failing at this type of thing.
I feel like I’m truly in a different headspace now. So much has changed now.
- I really am making headway with my debt…finally!
- I do have a $1000 EF and have maintained it for almost 6 months without touching it.
- I have lost over 30 lbs since this summer.
- I am meal planning every week.
- The kids are older, more independent and I’m not homeschooling anymore…well, kind of.
So I’m thinking about spending the time to create a quantifiable goal list for 2019 that I can publish here on January 1st and then regular check ins to keep me accountable. I’m also thinking that this will help me in really evaluating the long term plan of my debt payoff. Your recommendations on my last two posts: debt update and winter budget have really given me some food for thought!
What about you? Do you set yearly resolutions or goals? How good are you at sticking to them? Do you think it’s worth the time and effort to do it?