Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

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2018 came and went in a flash, and now it’s time to re-evaluate ourselves to prepare for 2019. This year, you’ll see a few trends on resolutions. They are going to center around putting back into yourself. Here are the top 4 resolutions for the upcoming year.

  1. Money Management: Everyone wants to have more money, but what about the money that you already have. Are you using it in the best ways possible? Could you be stretching your dollar more to save for the things that you really want? Money management is going to be one of the top goals for many folks in 2019. Learn where you are able to cut back, and how to effectively save money.
    Take an account of every single bill and payment that you make regularly. This includes your daily lunch out, or coffee stop. Take a critical look at where you are spending and ask yourself why you are spending your money there. Usually it’s the little daily expenses that add up over time that drain your finances. Figure out new ways to save by packing a lunch a few times a week, cut the cable bill and stick with netflix, or opt for a hike outting rather than a night at the bar.
  2. Start A Business: The next thing that you will see people start doing is generating their own income. The market is making a healthy rebound from the crash a decade ago. The economy feels more stable, but there still isn’t as much job growth as we were hoping. People are taking matters into their own hands, and creating jobs for themselves. With the help of the internet, you’ll see friends making blogs, online storefronts, and even venturing out to open brick and mortar stores. Take that giant leap of faith, and step out to see where opening your own business could lead.
  3. Invest In A New Hobby: As life shifts and changes, don’t forget to take time for yourself. Try investing in a hobby or an activity that you enjoy. We get so busy working that we oftentimes forget to live. Push the reset button and make yourself and your goals a priority again this year. Set aside time every day or week to work on a new hobby. Learn how to play the piano, take painting lessons, join a volunteer club, or start a band. It’s never too late to start something new, and you’re never too old to learn new tricks. Feed your soul what it needs so that you can be the best version of yourself.
  4. Buy From Local Artisans: Make a pact with yourself that you’ll do your best to purchase items from local artisans this year. That can be anything from roasted coffee to table lamps. Before buying off of Amazon, look around your local community to see if there is a shop or artisan who could benefit from your business. Usually, you’ll have a much better and personal experience by buying from someone local. You will find exactly what you want and get the best quality. The other plus side is that when you work with an artisan, you know that no one else has that exact same product. It is uniquely yours.

Does your resolution fall into one of these categories? If so, you won’t be alone. It’s time to realign our focus to get back to the basics. Return to your dreams, and set little goals in place to make them happen.

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