My 2019 Goals: New Year Resolutions!?

by - January 13, 2019

Did you know that 80% of New Year's Resolutions fail by February? 😧😱

Ouch, right? 

Honestly, I would be lying if I told you my I have always completed my resolutions. In fact, I think mine fail within 5 days of making them. 

You must be wondering why I'm writing this blog post about resolutions when I know for a fact that I won't follow through? Well, this post isn't really about resolutions of promises. It is about writing my goals down and, at the end of the year, checking in with you.  

Easy-peasy, right? 

Let's get started. 

My Goals for 2019: Honest Talk 

Everyone is at a different place in their life. 

Just so you have a fair idea about my life, I completed my Master's in Psychology in 2018 😏🎉🎊 and, am currently working as a freelance writer. So, I'm still at the early adult/ student phase in my life. 

Getting Admission in a Kickass M.Phil Programme 

I want to be a Clinical Psychologist, and for that, I need to have an RCI license. To get that license, I need to have an M.Phil degree in Clinical Psychology which is a 2-year on the job training course. 31 colleges all over India are recognized by the RCI, and I need to get admission in a kick-ass one. 

So, this means that I need to type less and study more. 

Clear the UGC NET JRF in 2019 

Clearing the UGC NET JRF in Psychology is again one of my biggest goals for 2019. I have taken the exam three times in the past but, I haven't touched the book once. It is time that I take things seriously and STUDY my ass off. 

No more Instagram and Facebook for me. 🙅

Save for my Emergency Fund

As I've mentioned before, I have been working as a freelance writer and getting those paychecks in. However, I've been bad at managing my money. I've been spending a LOT more than I should on clothes, Venti Lattes, and things that I really don't need. 

It's time for me to get on a budget and spend like an adult. 

I won't share numbers but, my goal is to save 35% of my income for my emergency fund. 8% of my income should go towards investment which includes PPF, Mutual Funds, and Stocks, and the rest I can spend and save. 

Getting Fit 

This is a big one. 

I am a small person at 5 feet tall. However, in the recent years, I have gained a bit of weight and am currently overweight. I plan on losing some of those extra kilos and live a healthy life. However, I want to lose my weight healthily. No diets, no shortcuts. 

My goal is to go to the gym 5 days a week and be active on the weekends as well. 

Eating Healthy 

I want to eat healthy in the sense that I should minimize eating out or getting takeout and eat healthy, home-cooked Indian meals during the week. During the weekend, I can eat junk food or drink some alcohol, in moderation, of course. 

Learn French 

Learning a new language is always something that I've been interested in. 

So, this year, my goal is to start learning basic French and be able to read, write, and understand the language. Of course, it takes time. 

What are your new year resolutions? Let me know in the comments.... 

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