Welcome to 2011!
I’ve been reading 2010 recaps from friends and bloggers for the past few weeks and the general consensus is that people are happy to see the year go. With unemployment, health issues, and even death, the new year is being welcomes with open arms. I’m looking for a good year as I’ve outlined in my goals and resolutions, and I’m not alone.
Before I start sharing some of my favorite goals and resolutions I’ve seen around the internet for the coming year, here are some tips for making those New Year’s resolutions stick.
New Year’s resolutions often get a bad rap, simply because most people don’t keep them. Self-reflection and goal-setting, with an eye to thinking about who you’d like to be, is a good exercise for any time of the year, even if you don’t stick to your goals. Ignore the nay-sayers who say it’s a useless exercise. It’s very helpful for identifying what is important to you in your life. Even if you don’t meet all of your goals, you learn more about yourself along the way, and get closer to being who you want to be.
Single Ma’s Goals for 2011. Single Ma from Fabulous Financials is focusing on fitness and fun in addition to money this year, and looks to be a mentor for a younger single mother.
Miranda’s Money Resolutions for 2011. Miranda wants to work less and earn more in 2011 — certainly the American way! She also wants to sleep better this year. Sleeping well pays off for a variety of reasons, and I’ll certain be adjusting my life this year to move from an average of four to five hours of sleep a night to seven to eight.
Amber’s 2011 Goals. Somebody’s getting married this year! I’m looking forward to reading more on Blonde and Balanced about the process and relevant decisions leading up to the big event. Amber will focus this year on putting other people’s needs in front of her own.
Evan’s 2011 Goals and Objectives. Evan from My Journey to Millions is a new father looking to find balance in his life. He’ll focus on losing weight and expanding his blogs and businesses.
Kay Lynn’s 2011 Goals and Plans. The Bucksome Boomer plans to become debt free this year. She also will focus on personal goals such as losing weight and exercising. Kay Lynn plans to increase her income from blogging to an average of $1,000 per month.
Financial Samurai Goals and Resolutions for 2011. Among a list of what seems to be one hundred goals, Sam will be trending towards vegetarianism this year, which is just a fancy way of saying eating less meat.
One more late addition: Investor Junkie’s 2011 Financial Goals. Investor Junkie will be starting a new web-based business idea this year. I’m looking forward to seeing what he has in mind. He also will be taking strides towards a paperless office, reducing bills and junk mail sent to his house.
Happy New Year! May 2011 be the year we all achieve our goals.
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Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published January 1, 2011. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.