Wednesday, February 1, 2012

3 in 30 - February Goals

This year, I'm participating in the 3 in 30 Challenge. During January I had three goals and worked towards them each week.

During February, I'm continuing to work on my January goals:

- Finish taking photos out of the scrapbooks that aren't photo-safe, and put them in boxes that are archival-safe. This should be done by the end of February.

- Finish the master bedroom by washing all the walls and windows; and then painting the accent areas dark green (behind the bed and over the window on the west side of the room) and the walls white.  I also want to go through the books on each side of the bed, and determine if they can be donated or I want to keep them.

- Continue going outside each day for 15 minutes. This will be an on-going goal for the rest of the year.

In addition, my three goals for February are:

1. Do a one-week fiscal fast. I saw this done on "Extreme Cheapskates" and written about on AARP by Jeff Yeager. As Jeff says, "Go for a week without spending ANY money?!  It’s spending detox, what I call a “fiscal fast." Give it a try a couple of times a year.  You’ll save a few bucks, use up stuff you have around the house, and gain a new understanding of how you spend – and probably waste – money in a normal week.  It’s a challenge, but it’s also kind of fun."

2. Reduce diet-pop consumption and increase water consumption. At one time, I was drinking 4 cans of diet-pop a day. I'm now down to 2-3 cans per day. My goal in February: 2 cans maximum per day. (During March and April I'll reduce it even further...with the ultimate goal of not drinking any diet pop at all - or having one occasionally.)

In its place, I will drink 2 big glasses of water each day (1 in the a.m. and 1 in the afternoon).

3. File everything so I can begin working on taxes. During the past six months, I haven't done a very good job with filing because caregiving responsiblities demanded more attention.

I would like to have everything filed so I know that all receipts and paperwork needed for taxes are together. In this way, I can begin working on preparing the paperwork for my CPA who completes the tax forms each year. It would be nice to have them filed early...especially if there's a refund!


Rita said...

You're more ambitious than I am. I would just transfer over the unfinished goals to February--LOL!

I was used to drinking pop for quite a while and slowly weaned myself off. Now it is rare that I have one, healthier, and it saves a lot of money, too!! Best of luck with that one!! :)

Fairy Tale Mama said...

Great goals! It so helps to write them down, doesn't it? I'm in goal setting mode right now too. This will give you a laugh, but my husband and I decided last night to start saving for a family trip to Hawaii that we won't do until somewhere between 2015 and 2017! I can dream! :-)

stargardener said...

I love this format for setting deadline and goals! :: tings water glasses with you :: Here's to baby steps and living a life we love! ♥