JANUARY UPDATE | GOALS

Travel goals: Ibiza in September

I’m starting off 2017 fresh and focused and set a few goals for myself. I want to do a monthly update to keep myself on track and hopefully motivate some of you to stay focused too! If you want to read more about my goals and I wrote a blog post all about them called my minimalism goals for 2017.

TRAVEL GOALS

This month I didn’t do any traveling and unfortunately this will be the case for most months. I am however on track with my travel savings and I have planned a trip to Ibiza with my girls in September. Next weekend I’m also going to Prague so I think I did quite well when it comes to my travel goals. 8/10

MAKE LASTING MEMORIES

I feel I personally didn’t do much to make lasting memories this month. I did visit theme park De Efteling with work (which I’ll probably remember for a long time) and I also visited food festival De Luie Hond (The Lazy Dog) today. 4/10

SAVE MONEY

When it comes to saving money, this month has been quite difficult as I had to pay a tax assessment of around 500 euro over 2014. Big bummer. 2/10

LEARN MORE

Okay, I’m definitely writing an update every month, by writing this I just realized I didn’t put in any effort to achieve my goals 🙁 Does blogging count as working on my English? Nah, I’ll be strict here: 0/10

READ A BOOK A MONTH

Yeah, finally a goal that I accomplished! I read Eat that frog by Brian Tracy and I’m starting The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey next week (which my colleague recommended to me as the best book he ever read!). 10/10

FIND OTHER SOURCES OF INCOME

This hasn’t been a focus for me at all this month, I did sell a book on Marktplaats.nl, which is the Dutch equivalent of Craigslist. 2/10

WASTE LESS

This is a double goal, I want to stop wasting time and money. When it comes to time, I started out really focused, but somehow the internet has gotten the better of me towards the end of this month. With regards to saving money, I did a better job. I had a financial let down, but I hardly did any grocery shopping this week and have been eating what’s left in my cupboards. I also prepared some vegetable mixes to use for pasta sauce. 5/10

Writing this blog post has been quite confronting. Even though February is a short month, I have to do better! Have you been working on goals this month? And if so, how did you do?

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