It’s that time again to make resolutions. I usually make them and while I may not do a fantastic job keeping them everyday they do help me improve myself. For example one year my resolution was to be on time. I still am not on time to everything, but I’m a whole lot better than I used to be and it is at least now important to me to be on time. This year I’m looking at the resolution thing a little differently, it’s more of a theme this year as opposed to an actual tangible thing. I am embarking on a year of minimization.
Minimizing our stuff: I have already started doing this, I started with our office, purging and shredding files. I’ve been doing our closets, pantry, bathrooms, and laundry room too. In 2013 I’m taking it to the next level, we are using up everything in our house before buying more. I have tons of cosmetics, lotions, etc that are not my “favorite” and I’ve decided waste not want not I’m using them all up. Also on the agenda is using up dressings, sauces and pantry items. Once we’ve used it up we’ll just buy things we know we really love.
Minimizing our spending and debt: I’m not entirely sure how we can spend less, but I’m guessing when I really look at our spending we can cut something out. This is the year to really get a budget and get our higher interest student loans paid off. Most of them have lower interest than our house, but the ones that are higher have got to go!! Perhaps this year I’ll start using more coupons as well.
Minimizing our waist lines: This, I’m sure, is a lot of people’s resolutions, but we need to get it together. Not only do I want us to lose some weight this year, I’d also like us to minimize our fake intake. Processed foods have got to go, farewell high fructose corn syrup, boxed mixes and convenience food. I plan to start making things like they did in the old days, homemade humus, sweets from scratch (in moderation), and making alternatives to those bars we eat for breakfast and snacks.
These plans all work together when you think about it, while we minimize our stuff we save money, while we minimize our spending, we minimize our weight by not buying the expensive convenience foods. Here’s to a 2013 with less than we had in 2012!
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Have a safe and happy evening ringing in the new year!