If you haven’t seen them already, your Social Media Feeds are about to fill up with “New Year, New Me” posts. Knowing I rarely make it past February, March if I’m diligent, I rounded up some of my favorite bloggers who are making changes.
Many bloggers are getting their finances in order.
1. Janeane of Jeaneane’s World wrote about it here
2. Pamela of Still Dating my Spouse is teaming up with her husband to save together.
3. Megan at NEPA Mom is also setting up a financial plan.
4. Michelle is getting the children involved with her savings plan.
I also plan to jump in to this plan but I’m going to do it backward. Knowing that my beginning of the year is more straightforward than the end, I’m reversing the plan. Starting at week 52 and working my way back will definitely ensure I stay on track with this plan.
Since my schedule changed, I haven’t been active with my Cub Scouts. I still want to give back to my community but I’m not sure how to fit this in.
I’m also attempting to read the Bible, again. I have tried to read the Bible every year for the last six years. I usually fall off after Easter, than give up all together in June. Part of my lack of commitment is that the plan is the same thing. I start in Genesis, read Adam and Eve’s antics, then Moses, and blah, blah, blah. This year, I found a new plan that will give me a little more variety. This breaks up the readings in a fresh manner, and offers more ways to dig deeper into the bible.
My sister asked if I wanted to do a mile a day. I laughed then rolled over in bed. My laughter turned into a hacking cough and I decided to take her up. Using my Health Mate app, I’ve made a decision to dedicate at least 52 minutes a day to physical fitness. I also returned to see my personal trainer, Body by Angel. I want to look like this again!
To help the residents in the community, I am working on my Spanish fluency. I can read Spanish, I can say a few phrases, and hold a decent conversation when necessary. The following list is helpful in my quest to increase my fluency.
This will send a word a day to your email for studying.
Is available as an app on both Apple and Android devices. It’s a fun way to increase basic knowledge.
365 Days of Spanish Training: For Use with How to Become Fluent in Spanish (Not for Beginners, Not Quick and Easy, but Really Effective)
is a great resource for self-study.
If you have been trying for years to corral the mess that is your house, here’s a 52 week decluttering plan. Since my house is on the smallish side, I don’t anticipate this taking up too much time.
This article from Good Houskeeping made it’s way around Facebook and reactions were mixed. I tried to implement some of the things in my daily routine and I must admit it’s less cussing when I’m tiptoeing around in the middle of the night.
Finally, Darla of Heart Work Organizing has some smaller challenges for those who aren’t committed to 52 weeks. Darla is the QUEEN of organization and the tips she offers are phenomenal.
Now to you, dear readers. What goals or challenges are you attempting this year? Leave your links in the comments below.