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How I Plan To Make This New Year Better Than The Last

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I can’t believe another year has flown by and we are now staring 2019 in the face! At the start of a new year I like to take the opportunity to create a fresh start. This means I can sit down and write out a few goals for the upcoming year. Today I would like to share my 2019 goals with you, so I can look back one year from now and see what I have achieved. Keep reading to find out my goals!


Cut down on takeaways and meals out

My boyfriend and I have a really bad habit of being lazy when it comes to cooking. Instead we end up ordering takeaway or treating ourselves to a meal. As grateful as I am that we can afford to do this, it doesn’t feel as special as it once did. We’ve also spent a small fortune on food! I have grown up in a household that never went for meals and rarely ordered takeaway, other than as a special treat for birthdays, so I never knew what I was missing out on. I think this goal will be hard to stick to but worth it in the end.


Go to a big city by myself

As someone who hardly ever steps out of their comfort zone, one of my goals is to go to a big city by myself. I usually rely on other people so travelling to somewhere that I am not used to will be a big thing for me. I have set this goal so I can find out what I’m capable of.


Max out my LISA allowance

I’m not doing too great at this resolution at the moment, as I still have a lot of money to put in my Lifetime ISA before April. However, hopefully I can keep trying to stick at this one. I would love to max out my allowance and receive the full government bonus.


Read at least 1 book a month

I have set this goal because I would like to tackle my Amazon book wish list. I find myself barely reading these days even though I have a ton of books to get through. This is another resolution I will need to work hard at to achieve!


Have 10,000 followers across all social media networks

I currently have 4,441 Twitter followers, 3,236 Pinterest followers and 372 Instagram followers. If you want to help me out on this one, you’re very welcome to!


Have £1000 in an emergency fund

I have completed this goal a couple of times before although something always comes up, so it goes straight back out of my account again. I suppose that is the whole point of having an emergency fund though! This time I’d like to keep it there, whilst still building it up. 


Get a house of my own

This year I’d like to move out. We are hopefully planning to move for the end of the year but I’ll let you know how that one goes as I know moving is not cheap!


So that is just a few of my 2019 goals that I wanted to share with you. I’m optimistic that it’s going to be a great year! Please let me know your 2019 goals and resolutions in the comments below or by tweeting me @BritOnABudget1!


How I plan to make this new year better than the last



  1. operationfindmyabs January 15, 2019

    Those are some awesome goals! I look forward to reading throughout the year.

    1. britonabudget January 29, 2019

      Thank you!!

  2. Perrine January 24, 2019

    I also need to put more money aside ^^ as well as sticking to a healthier diet. For this I’ve found that tracking what I eat on an app (I use Yazio which I find really helps staying aware of type of food I actually eat and avoid eating out too much or eat unhealthy foods 🙂


  3. The Morning Magalogue February 19, 2019

    My husband and I are the same when it comes to food (LOVE FOOD.) So far we’ve committed to bring lunch to work and it’s helped quite a lot. You’ve really set your self up with these amazing goals! Looking forward to see your success throughout the year!

    1. britonabudget August 27, 2019

      Thank you for your support!!

  4. Morga February 26, 2019

    Live your goals! One question, hopefully it’s not stupid…what is a LISA allowance?
    I think you’ve got some great goals. Def will be coming back to check out more!
    -Morgan @

    1. britonabudget February 26, 2019

      It’s a UK savings account! Basically you save for either a mortgage or pension (I think to you that’s a 401k!) and the government contributes towards it!

  5. cara February 28, 2019

    These are some great goals! I look forward to hearing about your progress throughout the year! Xx

    1. britonabudget August 27, 2019

      Thank you for your support!xx

  6. Ashley March 19, 2019

    Awesome goals, though as a curious girl from the US, what is a LISA? Going to the city by yourself can be fun but it can also be dangerous. I would probably go alone but meet up with someone once there. Then again, I spent two weeks in California by myself (I’m from Florida) and explored several areas and cities alone. Was it a good idea? Probably not. Was it fun? Yes!

    I tried to like your post but it’s being weird. I’ll have to revisit it tomorrow.

    1. britonabudget August 27, 2019

      It is basically a UK savings account that you either use towards saving for a mortgage on a house or a pension (a 401k if I’m correct). Thank you for reading!

  7. Minimalism for Mums April 11, 2019

    Hi Lauren, I hope your goals are going well! A good list to have and totally achievable. Big cities are great but from someone who lives rural in the UK, London can seem a bit daunting (I mainly worry about getting the wrong tube!) Looking forward to your updates 🙂

    Rachel @

    1. britonabudget August 27, 2019

      Hi Rachel, thank you very much for reading and for your support! Looking forward to keeping in touch x


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