So I really took some vacation time the last few weeks and did not get much done. I feel refreshed and ready for a New Year. So some of us are scared by the possibilities and the unknown. But we are given this time, energy and health and if you haven’t done it already, the beginning of the year is a great time to reflect and write down your goals. A full on business and personal plan is great and you have to allow yourself to embrace the unknown. That is, give yourself a clean slate.
I read somewhere that it’s a good idea to clean house. Discard things that no longer serve you- including items that remind you of that ex-friend or whoever. Throw out or give to charity those things that you don’t use or wear. Just clean. You’ll be surprised how much energy this can give you.
Then write your plans. But don’t get overwhelmed. Start with day-to-day and month-to-month action items with deadlines. Share your plans to a trusted someone if you so choose and ask them to be your accountability partner. As a financial planner by day, sometimes the hardest thing to do for clients is to simply create a budget. But that’s where it starts.
Hope this helps, you’re not alone. Don’t be afraid of change or the new things that come our way in life. Here’s to 2019.
Malinda F. Knowles