The new year is a great time to pause and reflect on the great moments and challenges of the past year while looking to the future and making goals for the new year. This type of annual review can help you make sure you’re living your best life.
Making new goals or plans for the new year doesn’t have to be drudging work. Goal-setting should be a fun time spent in an environment you love such as by the fire with a glass of wine, sitting in a grove of trees, enjoying your favorite music, or getting snuggled up in your cozy bed with a cup of tea.
New Year’s goals should reflect all the main areas of your life including:
- Health and fitness
- Finances and money (including retirement)
- Primary relationships (spouses)
- Family (kids and others)
- Personal growth
Don’t get so serious about your goals that you get analysis paralysis. Get started by thinking about how you’d like to improve these areas and just let it flow.
Be realistic with yourself and create goals that are attainable for yourself this year. Goals can always be increased if you attain them before year’s end.
In addition to your goals, create a wish list of places you want to go and things you want to do or acquire in the new year. The possibilities are limitless. Allow yourself to dream and have fun while you make them.
Are you nearing retirement? Some of your goals and dreams may be about what you’ll do when you retire. Now is a great time to create a solid retirement plan so you’re ready financially for retirement. Don’t forget, your retirement plan should always include a solid long term care plan.
Long term care events often take families by surprise and are challenging to manage without a plan. You may have experienced this personally with your family or have friends or coworkers who dealt with a long term care event this past year. Experiencing this yourself or watching others go through it serves as a good reminder of how important it is to educate yourself and make plans, including how you’ll pay for care.
An LTC Specialist is a great resource to educate you on the importance of long term care planning and can offer insurance options to make sure your family is protected. At LTC Consumer, our LTC Specialists are independent brokers who specialize in long term care insurance and can shop the market for you to find the best deal. If you are interested in making a goal to finalize your long term care plan this year, request a quote and speak with an LTC Specialist today.
Don’t let another year pass without reflecting and making personal, attainable goals for yourself. A new year is full of new possibilities. Get your goals on paper to make this your best year yet!