In a true Popcornaday tradition (one that I invented just a sec ago as I’m typing), let me post my New Year Resolution for 2017 before the first month comes to an end!
1. Go on vacations and keep expenses within budget.
Kick the habit of treating foreign bills like monopoly money when on holiday.
2. Be healthy.
Limiting myself to eating 24x junk food/year, having tea without sugar, and aiming to walk 10,000 steps each day.
3. Learn a new skill.
Driving and/or cooking a proper dish.
4. Cross 1 thing off my bucket list.
I have 100 things to choose from. Anything from sky-diving to spotting a whale.
5. Become a Morning Person.
Setting alarm clock at 7 a.m. daily. (With 15 minutes snooze allowance.)
6. Be involved in a community.
There are 2 communities in mind; Cell Group and Toastmaster Club.
7. Better financial planning.
At least 30% of my monthly earning shall go to savings.
8. Try out 24 new restaurants this year.
It’s a conservative number since I tried about 50 new restaurants last year. But because I’m resolved to have better financial planning, I should reduce my eating-out frequency too.
9. Set aside time for things that matters.
Being intentional in meeting up with people I want to invest my time in. Prioritising Time Alone With God over my Netflix addiction. Setting aside 6 hours of sleep.
I usually donate to a cause I believe in. This year I want to go beyond and put in physical effort to help others or cats.
12. Read 24 books.
Currently reading my 2nd book of the year. I have to finish it this week to meet the timeline.
14. Read the old testaments.
I’ve read the New Testaments last year. Now onward (or backward) to the heavy duty stuff.
15. Buy 1 thing that will make my life more efficient.
A new laptop would be good.
16. Hold on to my personal mission for the year.
Matthew 5: 14-16. Light of the World. City on the hill cannot be hidden.
I sense 2017 will be an awesome year, one of breakthroughs and expansion. January is ending and we have 11 months to go. Let’s make them count!
P.S: For this year’s resolution I actually refer to an article in a magazine I recently subscribed to. It’s the only magazine that I read cover to cover.