New Year Resolutions - Return to this thread December 2022

Following on from our December 2020 resolutions thread this is your chance to set your intentions for 2022. 

As with last year, things still feel unpredictable but hey if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?

As always I’m taking some time to think and will come back and post mine in a couple of days but setting this up now as I know some people are posting updates already. I will go back and update mine from last year to, been really enjoying reading those who posted updates there already!

Who’s in??

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  • gettingtheresometimegettingtheresometime Forumite
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    Getting through 2022 is my only one this year.
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    northwalesdnorthwalesd Forumite
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    edited 3 January at 3:05PM
    I took part in this a few years ago (probably 2019) and then didn't follow up in the next two. Thought I'd join in again.

    I've started the 1p challenge (upwards), so currently have 6p in my pot. I'd like to keep that up all year.
    Started overpaying the mortgage last year, after a loan had finished - I'd like to continue overpaying the same amount each month this year and have joined the MFit-T6 challenge on the mortgage free wannabe board.
    Reclaim the spare bedroom, which has no bed in it and has become somewhat of a 'dumping ground'..
    Buy some new furniture - more specifically a new sofa (we were bought the current one second hand 7 years ago) and a new bed (or at least a new mattress, the current one is well past replacing).
    Get the garage roof and door sorted out.

    Think that's enough to be going on with.
  • BellaLasagna2018BellaLasagna2018 Forumite
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    I’ve never done this challenge and I never do new year’s resolutions any longer, as I never keep them, but… I have plans this year: 

    1) food diet to lose weight ( boring and predictable, I know) 
    2) money diet (I’ve become too accustomed to using my credit card and buying things I could do without - even though I pay it off each month) 
    3) continue paying my loan and overpay it as much as possible. 
    4) complete all the crafts on the list I’ve written (which mean I won’t be buying fabric or wool for a time)  
    5) Continue decluttering and organising my home. 
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  • Coolhand2Coolhand2 Forumite
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    I would like to take part, writing things down really helps me and I keep going back to the list to remind me
    1 - I want to lose 10kg by end of June, I downloaded 2 apps and started to exercise and cut food portions and doing intermittent fasting. 

    2 - Read 1 book a month, I want to go to the library tomorrow and get some books. 
    I will add some more as I think of them.
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    jackieblackjackieblack Forumite
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    edited 4 February at 9:22PM
    Ooh lovely, I’ve found the new thread! 🎉(Better late than never! 😳)

    I plan the following for 2022:

    1. To do whatever is needed to continue to support my Mum (78) through the chemo treatment she started in March last year. It’s 13 cycles, we’re on no. 10 currently - there was a 6 week hiatus when there was a complication and she had to stop to get neurosurgery at the end of last summer, but hopefully the end is in sight…
     
    2. To support my daughter as a new mum in whatever ways I can (without interfering!) and to spend as much quality time as I can with my gorgeous granddaughter 🥰

    3. Having had a life changing medical diagnosis towards the end of last year, I aim to make my own health needs more of a priority. It’s (currently) manageable, but needs focus and would be easy to lapse in the efforts needed to control - I can’t and won’t fail, I have too many people relying on me.

    4. To declutter my spare bedroom (which has become a bit of a junk/dumping room) so I can rearrange the furniture and fit in a cot for when I have my granddaughter to stay 🙂

    5. Having completed a 2021 temperature blanket, I have started one to document my granddaughter’s first year, Dec 21 - Dec 22. So I aim to complete this by the end of the year, just after her first birthday.

    6. Having overpaid my mortgage down to a level I am comfortable with over the last few years, my target is to continue to save/ offset the ‘overpayments’ now,  with a view to either making some big renovations/improvements in a few (5-10) years time, or moving closer to my daughter and granddaughter.

    Bring it on!
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  • jackieblackjackieblack Forumite
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    So here we are half way through the year already! (How did that happen!?) And it seems that we all skipped the first quarterly update 😳 

    Here is my update:
    1. To do whatever is needed to continue to support my Mum (78) through the chemo treatment she started in March last year. It’s 13 cycles, we’re on no. 10 currently - there was a 6 week hiatus when there was a complication and she had to stop to get neurosurgery at the end of last summer, but hopefully the end is in sight… 
    Well, Mum finished her treatment at the end of May (🎉) and is starting to look better and slowly regaining her sense of smell and taste, which I’m hoping means her appetite will improve as she lost entirely too much weight during the treatment.
     
    2. To support my daughter as a new mum in whatever ways I can (without interfering!) and to spend as much quality time as I can with my gorgeous granddaughter 🥰  
    I’m doing my best and, I hope, mainly succeeding 🤞🏻. I visit every week and am rearranging my hours at work to be able to provide childcare one day a week when my daughter goes back to work part time in the autumn. I will also be having my gorgeous granddaughter to sleep over fairly regularly so my daughter and son-in-law get a break 😊

    3. Having had a life changing medical diagnosis towards the end of last year, I aim to make my own health needs more of a priority. It’s (currently) manageable, but needs focus and would be easy to lapse in the efforts needed to control - I can’t and won’t fail, I have too many people relying on me. 
    This has been more successful more quickly than I expected or even dared to hope. A dramatic change in eating habits resulted in a reversal/remission of the medical condition I was diagnosed with. As a bonus, I lost a huge amount of weight and my blood pressure and cholesterol levels are back in the normal range.  It needs to be a permanent change (and who knows what the future will bring) but at the moment it appears to be working for me 🙂

    4. To declutter my spare bedroom (which has become a bit of a junk/dumping room) so I can rearrange the furniture and fit in a cot for when I have my granddaughter to stay 🙂
    Well, this is largely done but far too much of the stuff is now cluttering up my sewing room (one of last year’s projects) which is now unusable for its intended purpose 😩

    5. Having completed a 2021 temperature blanket, I have started one to document my granddaughter’s first year, Dec 21 - Dec 22. So I aim to complete this by the end of the year, just after her first birthday.
    On track with this 🙂

    6. Having overpaid my mortgage down to a level I am comfortable with over the last few years, my target is to continue to save/ offset the ‘overpayments’ now,  with a view to either making some big renovations/improvements in a few (5-10) years time, or moving closer to my daughter and granddaughter.
    Also on track with this 🙂

    All in all, it’s been quite a successful year so far! By far the best thing though is my gorgeous granddaughter who is almost 7 months old - becoming a grandparent has been truly amazing and I am utterly besotted 🥰
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  • gettingtheresometimegettingtheresometime Forumite
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    Getting through 2022 is my only one this year.
    7 months in & still going
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  • northwalesdnorthwalesd Forumite
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    Still going with the daily challenge, I now have £174.27 in the pot.

    We've continued overpaying the mortgage, I calculate we're on track to pay it off by end of 2023 (unless I get fed up and raid other funds and just pay it off).

    We got a new bed (cor I hadn't realised how expensive they are) and a new sofa (conversely this was cheaper than I expected).

    Made a small dent on getting rid of some stuff from the spare room, but nowhere near being able to put a bed in it yet. And made no progress on the garage yet.
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