Yes, it’s true. When the end of June comes, the year will be half over. Think back to six months ago….. January 1st, 2014….. did you make any resolutions? Goals? Promises? I did, and I’m not usually the resolution type. But with Summer approaching and school’s end upon us, I thought I’d take a look at my 2014 report card:
Resolution #1: Floss nightly.
Sounds simple, right? But for some reason, I cannot seem to remember to add in this two-minute undertaking every night. I can remember two children’s bath/book/bed routines, my myriad of supplements, and every other household organizational task, but flossing takes a backseat in my brain. However, I am doing much better, and now I probably remember more often than I forget.
Resolution #2: Meal plan weekly.
I make a plan on Fridays and my husband grocery shops on Saturdays. Boom, done. The grease board on our fridge has become our weekly menu, which is far different than the almost-daily trips to the grocery store that we used to make. Not only has this saved money, but it’s also saved time and stopped the what’s-for-dinner stress. This has been a game-changer.
Resolution #3: Follow this ’52 Week Money Challenge’:
The concept is simple- make a small weekly cash deposit and end up with $1378 at the end of the year. The only downfall for me is that I rarely carry cash, so many weeks I don’t have the physical cash on me to contribute to this goal, and I end up making a lump-sum deposit once I remember. Now, I suppose I could set this up online so that money is e-transferred into a ’52-week savings jar’, but it’s more fun to see a little jar of cash on the bookshelf. Ironically, it’s cash that I end up borrowing from when I don’t have any cash on hand…
Overall, I’m not doing too bad. I’m not on the New-Year’s-Resolution Honours list, but I’ve improved. And isn’t that the whole point? What were your resolutions?