Increasing your networth. Probably means, getting a promotion. Or getting a new job that pays more.
Until you do that. You can look at your spending. See where there's waste. And cut it out.
If you cut out things like vending machine trips, McDonald's and deli food. Then bring your lunch to work. You will save money. If you also count your calories and choose wholesome whole foods. You will lose weight.
Seriously, I lost four pounds. Cutting out Panerra and preparing my food mostly from scratch. I've also saved money.
Lastly. Start now! Don't wait until 2018
~Just my .02 cents. Not sure that it is worth that much~
I have two acronyms that may help you. The first is SMART. Your goals should be
S - Specific M - Measurable A - Attainable R - Results focused T - Time bound
The other one I like is KISS
K - Keep I - It S - Simple S - Silly (I have heard stupid used in the past but that isn't necessarily a nice thing to call someone.)
So, basically, setting reasonable goals will help you. If memory serves from your past goals, you really don't have a lot of weight to lose. So, this typically means that setting a huge goal in a short time frame may be extremely unrealistic. But, for example, you could maybe set a goal of 10 pounds in 6 months. To do that, you'll want to track all of your food, no excuses, to ensure you are eating healthy foods.Within the nutrition goal of losing weight, you can even set measurable goals eating enough fruits and vegetables (6 to 9 servings a day) and drinking enough water (around 64 ounces or 8 8 ounce glasses).
Edited by: MLAN613 at: 11/14/2017 (06:15)
Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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If you know what goals you want to achieve, now you need a plan to achieve each goal.
Example, you want to increase your net worth. How do you plan to do that ? What are ways to increase net worth ?
1) save money by reducing your spending. 2) work hard and get a promotion to increase your salary 3) get a new job that pays better or take on a part time job.
This is how you should think about each thing you want to achieve next year. What do I want to achieve and how do I achieve it.
Also, you have to ask yourself this question,"Will I stick to my plan ?" it's one thing to make a plan, it's another to stick to it. No plan is good if you quit after a month. Plans have to be long term because your goals are long term.
and don't wait until next year, you've still got two months in 2017 to make some positive changes. don't procrastinate.
Do you have a plan for achieving each of these things? Concrete steps you take daily, weekly, monthly? It doesn't need to be really complicated - have a straightforward eating and exercise plan, and follow it every day. Maybe check in with yourself once a week on how you're doing, and make adjustments if you need it.
Same with the house - set yourself small but achievable tasks to accomplish each week. One closet, one dresser, one cabinet, one room at a time. Set concrete goals and check off each item as you accomplish it.
Money too - if you don't already have a budget, set up a simple one. Maybe set up some automatic deposits so savings is happening without you having to act. If you've already got money to invest, set goals like setting a target for a new investment. If you're trying to get out of debt, set up a payment schedule.
Each of these goals involves time and work to achieve - but each is totally doable in a year, if you are regularly working toward them throughout the year.
By planning several simple steps that will help you reach each goal... And then doing them one-step-at-a-time!
Suggestions: to clean your home out: list your rooms and projects. For example: BEDROOM, sort out and donate clothes in dresser; sort out and donate clothes in closet; get rid of paperwork (if you keep it in the bedroom); OFFICE AREEA: pack up pictures and label box; deadfile old bills; set up files for next year...and Use Them monthly!! KITCHEN: rotate food stocks---put all older cans in front and use them first Refrigerator: check expiration date on condiments; replace as needed.... Discard all outdated foods; donate extras that are still good (unopened) to food Bank
etc, ;etc, etc....! There are always some good home suggestions on FLYLADY. I think there is a Team here even... patti
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
I want to achieve some amazing things in 2018. I don't want to just focus on one thing. Because, (along with other things) I want to lose weight, clean out my home AND increase my net worth (all equally important) . How do you achieve everything on a long list?