With the New Year fast approaching, we have all been inundated with pressure to pick the right New Year’s Resolution. Emails centered on losing weight and sorting out one’s personal finance have littered my inbox. I don’t know about you, but I dread the question “What is your New Year’s Resolution?” The decision to pick a resolution to improve can be overwhelming (not to mention the effort of achieving and sustaining said resolution).
Because of this, I’ve decided against a resolution this year.
Not because I have given up before starting, but because I’ve decided to focus instead on a New Year’s Word, inspired by a good friend of mine who eschews resolutions in a favor of a word that sets her intention for the year.
In addition to being slightly more realistic for some of us (finger pointed at me), I feel like picking a word can be a healthier way to achieve well-being in all aspects of one’s life, without being too depriving. In that regard, join me in considering a New Year’s Word, such as organized, brave, encourage, simplify, health, communication, or even my personal choice, which will be balance.
We’ve found that people often avoid financial planning because they view it as a crash diet, mistakenly thinking it’s all about the tofu and not enough about the chocolate cake.
While there are always areas we can all improve financially, and it is necessary to think about your future financial goals and health, at Legacy we also believe in enjoying what you’ve worked so hard to save today.
The beauty of financial planning is helping people find balance between saving for their future goals, without constantly depriving enjoyment from their everyday life.
If you think you need balance in your life, consider speaking with us in the New Year. Like most things in life, the sooner you start, the easier it will be to attain and sustain balance in your life.
From all of us at Legacy, we wish you and your family a Happy New Year!