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2019 New Year Goals: To Be Productive and Fulfilled

As we end another year I have settled on my 2019 new year goals. I aim to focus more on being productive and fulfilled in my business and as a mom. I’m not big on making new years resolutions. I actually can’t remember the last time I made a resolution and actually kept it. I always try to eat healthily, live with more intention, etc. But I can’t help the urge I have to make some big moves in my life so that all these dreams I have will come to fruition.  I have set goals that will help me in business and help me as a mom.  These are goals I can utilize in my everyday life and with repetition, I hope they will become habits to see all of my goals become a reality. The new year is a great time to put all of our dreams into action.

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2019 New Years Goals: To Be Productive and Fulfilled 

Keep a running to-do list.

I am currently using a daily planner to jot down things I need to get done daily. Scratching off as I complete tasks and trying to stay on top of the list helps me not forget.

Limit social media browsing. 

Social media can be a huge time suck and I am guilty of falling into the rabbit hole of memes and keeping up with everyone else’s life. Close social media tabs and turn off notifications to help you stay on track throughout the day.

Use a calendar.

Sounds easy enough and you probably already use one on your phone. I have found that writing down my schedule keeps me better focused and serves as a daily diary of everything I have going on. My husband calls it the bible of our household. I will jot down every time we go out to eat, big purchases, family schedules, etc. It’s a great way to help stay on track on the productivity of my days.

Weekly meal plan.

Going out to eat can be fun, but it can also be expensive and a chore to figure out what to eat at the last minute. I have made it a goal to weekly meal plan dinners 5 days a week. I utilize a meal prep planning day, slow cooker and instant pot options to make the meals less effort.

Have a daily spot cleaning schedule.

Take twenty minutes each morning to make beds, start a load of laundry and clean the kitchen after breakfast. Spend 45 minutes before bed cleaning up common areas.

Have an income plan.

Set a quarterly income plan to organize where funds should go.  If you don’t have a source of income, now’s the time to start one even if it is small. An easy way to make some extra income is to purge unused items in your home. I sell a lot of my kids and I’s gently used clothes in buy/sell/trade facebook groups. I have decluttered my spare bedroom as well by selling a lot of household items I never use in the Facebook marketplace. I tell my husband all of my side hustles will pay for a vacation this year. Make sure to read group rules, consider shipping cost and paypal fees to make sure you price items that need to be shipped at an amount that will make you money.

Save money with intention.

Put 20% of every dollar made into a savings account. My goal this year is to set aside 20% of each paycheck so that we can use it for travel. If you have a big purchase goal or an emergency fund you want to start, an intentional savings plan is your answer.

Enjoy more experiences.

This past year we decided to skip big birthday parties and invest in more travel and experiences. We consider yearly memberships to our favorite theme parks, zoos, and museums when planning gifts for our kids. A family membership to places we love is a great way to enjoy family time all year long. I keep an eye out for deals offered and jump on them when I find one our entire family would enjoy. Some will allow you to redeem them within the year, so I can tuck them away for a special gift later. We love our zoo membership for days when we want to get the kids out of the house and it pays for itself in just a couple of visits. Traveling is a great way to combine birthdays and vacations.

 

How do you plan on staying productive and fulfilled in 2019? I’d love to hear your 2019 goals.

Michelle
Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer who built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms to stretch their dollar. Michelle homeschools her 4 kids and lives right outside of San Antonio, Texas.
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