New year and new goals
by, 01-08-2011 at 12:08 PM (1082 Views)
So, 2011 has started and it is a new year and I have new goals for myself. I am newly single, but have a boyfriend....so I'm not totally on my own. He is sure teaching me a lot about self-control and budgeting. He made up an elaborate budget linked to a ledger so that I can track my expenses better. I'm excited to be using it.
Here are some things that I'd like to do this year:
1) Keep Grocery Budget to $100/month
2) Keep Eating Out Budget to $100/month
3) Lose 15 lbs
4) Get Lasic eye surgery
5) Use a budget every month
6) Keep minimalizing
7) Do a better job of maintaining my blog
8) Save more money
I have done little things gradually that have helped with all of these things. To save more money, I have reduced my spending and have been sticking to a budget. In 8 days, I have spent $26 on eating out, whereas last month I was over $100 by this time. I am also cutting the trash service by the end of the month, because I can't substantiate that expense anymore.
To minimalize my life, I have stopped recording and watching several TV shows that took up hours of my time each week. The main show I have watched for 4 years is Days of Our Lives. It is 5 hours each week that I just don't have time to watch anymore. It has taken me about 3 months of recording, then erasing the shows to actually delete it from my permanent recordings. But last week, I deleted it! I have been whiddling down my "junk" e-mails so I only receive the ones I want.
Today I plan on making a trip to the grocery store and paying bills since I just got paid yesterday.