Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Year's Resolutions And Goals

I should start making my goals and resolutions early. I believe my success rate will be higher if I start following my goals/resolutions as early as January 1.

Last year, I started making my list January 2 then added more on January 4. Here's my list:
  1. I intend to post 1 blog post every month at least. (Achieved) 
  2. Change my blog theme/template (Achieved) 
  3. 30 minutes a day of ME time 
  4. Save BIG time 
  5. Eat more veggies, AT LEAST one serving per day
  6. Give to charity, maybe I could set aside some money everytime I get my pay check. (Achieved) 
  7. Learn a new skill, I haven't decided what to learn this year.
Of the seven, I was able to accomplish 3. The others, not so much.

30 minutes a day of ME time, I did mostly sleep in the afternoon. Not so productive but I work till 4 or 5 AM.

Save BIG time, I was able to save but because of unforseen events in my life like taking a trip with my family to HK, the Habagat 5 day flooding, new laptop, etc., I had to spend the money. However, I do have insurance now so that can be considered as savings.

Eating more veggies is a bit of a hassle for me because it's not practical to buy veggies so only I could eat them. I live alone now. I do eat a lot of fruits though.

Learn a new skill, since I haven't decided which skill I should learn, this one went bust.

This year, I should do the same activities and more. So here's my list:
  1. I'll keep making 1 blog post every month at least.
  2. 30 minutes of ME time, preferably exercise at least 3 times a day. 
  3. Save by setting aside 5K a month.
  4. Get rid of credit card debt. I'm close to achieving this, 50% done.
  5. Eat more veggies and some fruit, AT LEAST one serving per day
  6. Give to charity, maybe I could set aside some money everytime I get my pay check. I need to decide the amount I should set aside for this per month.
  7. Learn a new skill. I should learn how to code or at least try. There are resources online and I have been wanting to do this.
  8. Read, or should I say finish reading, 1 book every 4 or 5 months. I should have read at least 3 physical books in 1 year.
I'd like to add 1 international travel this year but I'm not sure if I'd have the time and money. I may need to buy an airconditioner, inverter type, to prepare for the hot summer. Inverter types are a lot more expensive than the regular ones but they are earth friendlier and more energy efficient. My life revolves around making my life better while I work so I may need to prioritize on the airconditioner over international travel.

I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed. I know I'd have a higher success rate this year because I'm planning to succeed and succeed early in the game. I still need to breakdown each goal in order to make them more specific but this will just be for my eyes only.

Wish me luck!