Can you believe we are in the last quarter of 2021?!?!!! It still hasn’t sunk in yet that another year has passed amidst the mess that the virus caused. With things returning to normal slowly (and with the vaccination drive gathering steam in India) I am hopeful that 2022 will be a better year. To cement this belief, I want to challenge myself to improve on some aspects in the last quarter of 2021 so that I can enter 2022, as a more confident, happier adult.
Challenge #1: Be more financially prudent and save money
If you’ve been around for a while, you probably know that I have started my own business and a lot of my savings have been invested in the business. All the earnings from the business are currently going back into the business so my earnings are practically none. This means that I am living off of my savings which is a little scary. But while I had my expenses under control over the past year, they have gone a little out of control over the past 2 months. So taking inspiration from trevviesidehustle – I will be challenging myself to save more in the last quarter.
How – No shopping (other than skin care which is basic), reduced eating out, buying groceries smartly (maybe do a food challenge like Taz does) and in general be prudent with money, look for some side hustles to earn a little extra
I do have an amount in mind but I don’t want to post it since I think it is personal.
PS: It is already off to a rocky start – I went to Starbucks yesterday to get myself a pumpkin spice latte because I wanted to pretend like it is fall in Delhi (it isn’t, it literally started raining the second I finished my drink)
Challenge #2: Get healthy
Recovering mentally from the trauma of the second wave of COVID in India led me back to my old friend FOOD. I just gave in and binged ate through these last few months to get over the trauma. But now I am in a much better place mentally and really need to get back to being healthy.
How – Focus of this quarter is to start working out every single day for atleast 30-45 minutes. I have stopped binged eating but will shift focus on getting back to eating healthier. I also want to work on my mental health.
Challenge #3: Read more
While I was doing well on the reading the first 6 months of the year, I’ve practically given up on it these past 3 months. I am going to try and read atleast 2 books per month for the rest of the year.
PS: I’m reading my first Tom Clancy right now. Do you like spy thrillers?
Challenge #4: Get back to the blogging world
With a lot of my favourite bloggers being AWOL, the blogging world became a little sadder for me. I haven’t been the most around since August with work and life taking over. I also haven’t felt like writing too much. But I want to take this last quarter to finally work on my blog and help it find it’s direction again. I’ve lost some steam these past two months but here’s to making a grand comeback. I hope to monetize the blog this month and want to finalize a few aspects of this blog before I do.
How has 2021 been for you and what are your goals for this last quarter? Is there something you hope to do?
PS: I want to do my Blogger Recommendation post this month – so if you have any recommendations – drop them below!
While you are at it, check out my other recent posts as well –
- Old Shoes Wear Best – Spring Cleaning
- It Is A Beautiful World, uhh, Patriarchal World
- My First Love
- An Adult’s List of Favourite Animated Movies
- May 2022 Life Update: Trying Out New Hobbies & Skills