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My Goals For A Productive New Financial Year

my new financial year goalsWhere has this year gone…seriously! I am not at all ready for it to be half way through.

May and June have both flown by so fast that they seemed much like a hurricane leaving a trail of destruction behind. This destruction left my house work undone, my finances all over the place and my mind scattered.

So now we have hit the 1st of July. It’s like a second chance for a fresh start. It is time to kick things into gear, work out a plan so that like a business, I can sort myself out for the final 6months of the year. That way 2016 will get off to a better start. Good plan right?

So a few things that I need to get organised with:

Money

  1. Buy a car. Whilst I have loved my little car over the last 7 years it’s time to let go. I am at a place in my life when I need the reliability of knowing that every time I turn the key it will start…yep it has come to that! This does however mean I need to fall into the world that is car loans which I am finding a bit scary.
  2. Pay off credit card debt. This is a little thing that lingers always in your mind, I need to focus and actually pay it off in a very structured format so that it actually goes down. This will be so very satisfying!
  3. Save save save! After our trip to New Zealand in August I am grounding myself for 12 months to focus on paying off number 1 & 2 and hopefully growing my savings at the same time. This means lots of staying in, and cooking bulk meals for lunches so that no unnecessary money is spent. Sounds fun hey…

Study

  1. Create a study plan and stick to it. Calendars, lists and planners galore. I got a bit overwhelmed starting study again last semester so this time I am going in more prepared!

Work/Life Balance

  1. Meal plan. I say this a lot but my follow through is shocking! If I meal plan, and particularly if I have food ready to go in the freezer this will give me more time when I get home from work that is usually spent cooking.
  2. Exercise. This should get a bit easier as the weather warms up and sleep-ins are less frequent but it needs to happen. My mind does not function properly when my body is not moving. All about making it a priority and following through.
  3. Allocate times for things. With full-time work, part-time study and a blog life I need to set aside specific times for things or blogging becomes a procrastination tool for study.
  4. Grow my social media presence. This is a Blog goal and you can actually help out with this one by following me on either Facebook or Instagram. And I will work on making good content that you will actually want to see!
  5. Relax. I am trying to complete a reading challenge which is good as it forces me to find time to read which I find is my escape from all of the above. I may have to schedule a reading night, one where I do not have to feel bad that I should be studying or doing housework.

I am actually excited to get started, to press refresh on the year so far and get back to a more balanced life!

Do you have any start of financial year goals?

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    my2morrows
    July 4, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Good idea Sally! And I agree… Not quite sure where May and June went! I too always have the best intentions for meal planning, but can never seem to get on top of it. I do need a bigger freezer! Hope you start ticking off those goals. Just chip away one at a time and you’ll get there! Xx

    • Reply
      sallyslifestylejournal
      July 4, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks, I think it is a good opportunity to set these smaller goals! Hopefully the next 6 months include a well stocked freezer all round! x

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    Holly
    July 4, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Those are some great goals for the new financial year. I seriously have no idea where the first half of this year went. Just crazy but our plan includes saving for a Europe holiday.

    • Reply
      sallyslifestylejournal
      July 4, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Holly! Its makes saving a little easier when you have such an amazing goal like Europe!

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    Michelle
    July 5, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Great post, very timely! And a reminder for me to get my act together and get organised… July already and the end of year chaos will be here in no time! Beautiful blog, I love the theme, especially the nice big photos 🙂

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    Jess
    July 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    A great reminder for me to get my butt into gear! I have the biggest to-do list of things that I need to get organised..social media and branding for the blog…tax time (ugh), home organisation. But the problem is that I need at least a week off to get it all done. Someone give me a free holiday at home!

    • Reply
      sallyslifestylejournal
      July 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Wouldn’t that be fantastic?? But if given the time off I would prob end up just watching netflix and eating…why is getting organised so hard!?

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