1. Put myself first.
I felt that last year I was there for a lot of people and neglected my own needs. I would spendthe day helping someone and then do my schoolwork in a last minute rush. There were times where I felt physically and emotionally exhausted. I want to have more of a balance this year. I also think that I may have enabled some people and it was better to let them sort out their own problems.
2. Eat more vegetables.
I don’t really eat that many vegetables so I think I will try to be healthier this year and eat the vegies on my plate. Maybe I’ll try some new dishes too. Hard to believe but I don't think I have tried asparagus before. I do enjoy cooking so this could be a good opportunity for me.
3. Look after my health and wellbeing
I will try to implement an exercise regime or at least be more physically active this year. I will also try to look after my health by not to work too hard and getting enough rest.
4. Save 3 months wages
I am a frugal person who delights in bargains and finding discounts. However, despite my stingy ways, I actually live from pay cheque to pay cheque! (Meanwhile, somewhere in New York, Jon Bear has spat his drink in shock- it would be surprising to him that I have no savings). I kept a record book of my expenses last year. I discovered I spend too much money on going out, dining and work. I work as a tutor for a cram school and spend money on teaching supplies and nice things for the kids. I should stop that. The other stuff that takes a big chunk of my budget is uni and family which is something that is out of my control. So this year, I will try to set a little bit of money aside every pay day to amount to at least three months worth of wages.
5. Dress Better
I think my wardrobe is a little shabby and that is time that I updated it. While no garment of mine has holes in it or buttons missing, the clothes are a little worn.
6. Finish booklist and some book series.
I still have to finish the book list that Jon and I created last year. I also want to finish the piles of books that I have at home that I have yet to read. This year, I will not purchase any books save for the ones that are on the book list or the books needed to complete a series. The book series that I would like to finish are the Narnian books, Artemis Fowl series, Cherubs, Star Girl and maybe there are few others, I have to check my bookshelf.
7. Visit old friends
I will try to visit some old friends at least twice this year.
I still have some goals left over from last year:
- Get a first aid certificate.
- .Go to a classical concert.
- Finish Pokémon on the Game Cube.
- Get a new hair cut.
- Visit my sister three times.
- Write three articles for the school newspaper
- Buy a Game Cube game