It’s new year once again, time to look at the lessons learned in the past year. Do you still make new year’s resolutions? I believe that I can change for the better anytime of the year. No need to wait for the new year but I do like to take stock of what happened, what I’ve done well and what I need to change. So in a way, I do renew my resolutions each year.
After reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad, I resolved to conquer my fears and desires. It applies not just to my finances but my eating habits as well. Note to self: don’t eat for pleasure. Or hmmmm, maybe that’s too tough. Eat for pleasure on cheat day. The rest of the week, eat because I’m hungry. As for my finances, remind myself to only spend for what I need and make sure it’s something I really like. Not settle for an item just because it’s cheap then buy another one later on because I was not really happy with it.
Get more organized. I write endless lists so I don’t forget anything I need to do. On post its, on my notebook, my office diary, my mobile phone. The thing is, I have too many lists and I end up checking all of them so I don’t miss anything. Stick to one list and back up on my mobile.
Keep in touch with family and friends. I have to make an effort to do this. In the busyness of everyday life, I must not neglect to at least send a text or make a quick call. I don’t count facebook as keeping in touch.
Be more consistent with exercise. I do a variety of physical activities, badminton, yoga, gym, biking, swimming. Still, I would like to exercise everyday even if it’s only a 10 minute yin yoga if I’m feeling lazy.
Catch up on my reading. I have a ton of books I want to read. I read a few pages of each book every few days and end up not finishing any of them. Need to focus on one book at a time.
Those are my major resolutions which I try to renew every few months. What are yours?