At the beginning of this year I set myself two goals for 2016. They were to:
- Track my expenses consistently
- Start reading books
So far I’m happy to say that my progress in both goals is going well 🙂
This goal has been progressing well. I track my expenses daily and having set a reminder on my phone to go off every night has really helped. It has slowly become a habit which is great.
Although I didn’t specifically mention this, I also wanted to record our monthly expenses in a spreadsheet and then calculate our savings rate per month. I have been very slack at doing this and only did it for the first few months. I need to be more enthusiastic and consistent with this part going forward.
When I say tracking expenses, I have been tracking our household expenses only. We do have an investment property that is negatively geared, hence that has some additional expenses that I haven’t been including. Going forward I want to start including these expenses in my accounts to make my expense figures more accurate.
This goal has been progressing well too. In fact I am surprised at how well I have done so far. At the start of the year I set myself a goal of reading 5 books this year. So far I have surpassed this number and have finished reading 8 books!
As a result, I have updated my initial goal of reading 5 books to 20 which is a pretty high number for me. However, since my reading has slowed down the last few months, I am doubtful about reaching this goal. But I am going to keep it for now and see how I go.
All in all I’m pretty happy with how things are going 🙂
Did you set any goals at the beginning of the year? If so, how have you progressed so far?