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January is often described as a depressing month. You have the bills to pay, the weather is cold, the days are dark, and things have gotten back to normal after a wonderful festive period. It can hit you harder than you think. New year is one of those times that you either love or hate. You may be one of these people who loves to make resolutions, or you might just be one of those people who just wondered what the whole point is. It is about this time in the north where those resolutions have begun to fail, so it seems like the perfect time to talk about goals for the year. After all, it is never too late to start making plans for your future and to be a little more strategic in how you go about them. Here are some common ones to help you feel inspired.
It might be at this time that you start to think about your home and the plans you have for it. It could be that you think moving is own the cards, so why not make it a goal for the year? It can help you work towards it such as making the changes in your home to get it ready for sale, and also to help you research the top tips when moving house so that you are ready for when the time comes. There is a lot involved with moving house. You might have a house to sell, a mortgage to obtain, a deposit to save up for, so it can be the ideal goal for the year.
Get fitter and healthier
Most people will have had something fitness or health related as a resolution, but extreme diets or tacking the gym each day may not be the answer for you. So if you still feel this could be something to aim for then why not make it your mission to be a healthier version of yourself this year? It could be that you work on a balanced diet and a slower weight loss. It might be that you look at being more active instead of forcing yourself to the gym each day. There are things you can do to encourage a more active and healthier lifestyle, if you work hard at it.
Travel more or to a specific destination
Maybe this is the year that you want to travel more and again it could be a goal for the year. There are many elements to traveling or going on holiday, and it is much more than just booking a trip. You may have to save for it, you may need to research destinationations, book the time off or make plans in your home for the holiday time. So it could be the perfect goal for the year. Why not make it Your is Simon to go somewhere new or start to tick off places on your bucket list?
Save or become debt free
Finally, many resolutions are financially related, and so this is why it can be the ideal goal to set yourself for the year. The best advice is to aim high or for something that will have a big impact. Saving for a house deposit or trip could be the ideal savings goal. Or you could consider something like becoming debt free, such as paying off credit card balances or finally living out of your overdraft. These things could significantly improve your quality of life, and having them as a goal for the year could see you work towards it and be more accountable for your actions.
Let’s hope this has given you the inspiration you needed to make some goals for the year ahead.
This is a collaborative post.