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Following on from our December 2018 resolutions thread this is your chance to set your intentions for 2020.

Well done to everyone who achieved some of their goals in 2019 - remember if you don't fail occasionally you aren't reaching high enough!

I’ve got a few already on my bucket list, as always a weight loss one :o but there will also be a household, work and financial resolutions. And a mix of one-off actions and sustained over the year actions. Full list to follow once I finish my review of 2019 - I went over my diary for the first 6 months today :)

Who’s in??

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  • JILJIL Forumite
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    I'm in, this should be a big year if all goes to plan.

    Exchange and complete on new house, sort out an extension and make the house liveable.

    Sell our current home.

    Move into new house.

    Husband to retire.

    Buy new car.

    Make a decision as to my retirement.

    Lose 20lbs.

    Buy a greenhouse and sort the new garden.
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    SSDD23SSDD23 Forumite
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    edited 30 December 2019 at 10:09AM
    I'm in, too. Here's my list:

    1) Pay off my car finance
    2) Get back into running (on the caveat my long term foot injury is finally diagnosed and treated, have a hospital assessment next week)
    3) Save minimum £2k into my LISA
    4) Complete the gratitude journal I bought
    5) Lose 1.5 stone from my current weight
    6) Start making planned savings into pots
    7) Make more of an effort (I.e actually make an effort) to make and stick to dentist & hygienist appointments
    8) Be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    9) Increase pension contributions
    10) Find a new job
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  • edited 30 December 2019 at 2:36PM
    Accountant_KerryAccountant_Kerry Forumite
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    edited 30 December 2019 at 2:36PM
    Lets do it!

    Buy a new car
    Lose 40 lbs
    Drink less than 14 units a week
    Exercise for at least 2 hours a week
    Finalise divorce
    Get mortgage balance below £75k
    Save £5k in emergency fund
    Be more successful on my allotment!
    Become less dependant on my phone and do other stuff!
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  • edited 31 December 2019 at 11:51AM
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    edited 31 December 2019 at 11:51AM
    Okay here goes with my 2020 list;

    1 - Get to goal weight of 10st
    2 - Stop being so lazy, walk 1,000 miles in 2020
    3 - Save £9,000
    4 - Think of where I want to buy a house
    5 - De-clutter 60 items throughout the year
    6 - Use up the stationary and toiletry stash
    7 - Buy all Birthday and Christmas gifts in the sales
    8 - Keep a spending diary
    9 - £1,000 on surveys
    10 - Only shop to replace items I use

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  • annabanana82annabanana82 Forumite
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    My list:

    1. Learn to ice skate
    2. Get my park run PB down to 30 minutes
    3. Lose weight!!
    4. Be more savvy with my money, make it work better
    5. Complete CIPS L6
    6. Use my phone far less
  • Accountant_KerryAccountant_Kerry Forumite
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    My list:

    1. Learn to ice skate
    2. Get my park run PB down to 30 minutes
    3. Lose weight!!
    4. Be more savvy with my money, make it work better
    5. Complete CIPS L6
    6. Use my phone far less

    Number 6 is an excellent one and one I am going to add to mine.
    About time I added a signature really 
  • gettingtheresometimegettingtheresometime Forumite
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    So here's the 2020 challenges:

    1) to walk the Camino de Santiago....I've already booked the flight out & the first couple of nights accommodation

    2) to knit enough squares to hit 2019's target....I certainly have the wool !

    3) I'd also like to knit a temperature blanket for 2020

    4) would like to restart reading more; think I need to leave the tablet downstairs in the nights

    5) going on from (4) try & have one night a week tablet/phone free
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  • I think the only thing that I am going to do is seriously cut down on the amount of plastic used in the house and then thrown away.
  • Dizzy_DitzyDizzy_Ditzy Forumite, Board Guide
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    I'm in!

    1) end the year in a different stone bracket to which I started it :rotfl:
    2) walk some serious mileage. I will do Race At Your Pace every month for no less than 100 miles
    3) Do everything I can to make my brothers last months/weeks/days as happy and as comfortable as I can
    4) eat less. I guess that ties into 1&2 :rotfl:
    5) do more things for me and things that make me happy
    6) save more money to move house. This does depend entirely on my brother but it shouldn't stop me saving


    That's all for now but I can always come back and add more if/when I need to :)
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  • edited 21 February at 9:07AM
    jackieblackjackieblack Forumite
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    edited 21 February at 9:07AM
    I’m in too!
    Some of these have rather a familiar ring about them... :o : D

    1. Lose weight - I’ve managed to put back on all the weight I lost :( before my daughter’s wedding in 2018 - I found it so much easier when I had the date of the wedding as a specific target to focus on. I’ve tried giving myself target dates to aim for, but struggle to stay focused without a specific reason.

    2. Finances - I will continue to make regular small overpayments in order to reduce my mortgage balance to/by a specific target amount by the end of 2020.

    3. Declutter - I now can't actually get into my smallest spare bedroom at all, in fact it’s even worse than it was this time last year! (keeping the door closed helps enable me to ignore it :o )

    4. Creativity/productivity - I want to reduce the amount of time I waste browsing on my iPad/phone in front of the TV and spend the time more productively and creatively, particularly knitting and sewing which I used to do a lot.
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