The New Year is here! It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating 2020! Many people have been thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions or Goals. We’re all familiar with the top 3 Resolutions – lose weight, quit smoking and eat healthy. But what about the rest of the things in our lives that we want to accomplish and need to make a priority? Here are 3 New Year’s Resolutions that you’ve probably never made but are a great challenge for the New Year.
3 New Year’s Resolutions You’ve Never Made
These 3 goals are a little different than the traditional, but they are definitely on my New Year’s Resolution list!
Read 1 Book a Month
Reading a real book is something that I have always loved, but honestly, life sometimes gets too busy. I am personally planning to read at least one book each month this year. Need a new author or title? Talk to your local librarian or check out the New York Times Bestseller list for ideas!
If you enjoy ebooks but don’t want to shell out big bucks, you can use a quick site called Book Bub that will generate a list of free & cheap ebooks based on the your favorite genre. You simply login with your email address and follow a few easy prompts. www.bookbub.com
Spend $10 and Make it Grow
Give yourself $10 this January and try this challenge. What can you do with $10 in the next 12 months? How big can you make these 1,000 pennies over the course of a year? Last week, I went to the clearance aisle of a local store and spent $10.00. I found several toys that had been marked down to a dollar. I checked to see what they were selling for on Ebay and decided to start my challenge. My kids and I are going to see if we can use that $10.00 purchase and double our money in the next few weeks. I’ll keep you posted on how the $10 challenge is going for our family.
Do you have things in your closet that you could repackage to sell and make some money? You may need to use your $10.00 to purchase padded envelopes or boxes. Do you have a crafty side that you can tap into that will allow you to buy supplies and then sell something at a craft fair or at the 127 Yard Sale next August?
How can you take $10.00 and watch that money grow in 12 months? I’m really curious how that small $10.00 investment might grow.
Spend 1 Hour a Month Making a Difference
If money and life responsibilities were no object, what would you do to make a difference in your community? Would you love to help the homeless change their lives? Are you an animal lover who tears up every time you hear of a stray dog needing a home? Do you hear about young children who are struggling to read and need help? Plan now to take 1 hour each month and do something to make a difference in that cause. Maybe you will have to give up 1 lunch break each month to go to an animal shelter, volunteer to help with fluency at the local elementary school or help sort clothes at the local thrift store. It may not seem like much to spend just one hour a month, but it will make a world of difference to the cause you love.
What New Year’s resolutions are you making in 2020? Are you planning to get healthy, spend time with family, give up a habit, or make a new habit? I’d love to hear what you are working toward this New Year!