Happy New Year! The ball has dropped… it’s 2017. Hopefully we’ve all enjoyed the holidays and now we’re back and it’s time for a better you in the New Year.
I’m sure many of you have spent time over the holidays thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions are going to be.
Did you decide to get up extra early to pack your own lunch every day instead of buying it? Are you planning to give up purchasing your extra-large coffees in the morning? Have you definitely decided that you will save more every month going forward? Or finally pay off your debt?
Well I am here to tell you that I am personally, not a big fan of making big resolutions or major changes as most of these resolutions don’t pan out after a couple of days or if you’re lucky, a few weeks. By the time February comes along we’ve forgotten what our great plans for the year were and by March we have probably forgotten that we even made New Year’s resolutions.
I’m sure most of you can attest to this from previous years of resolutions which have gone by the wayside. Don’t’ feel badly if this is you, actually it definitely applies to most of us!
How do we change this?
Instead of creating resolutions, which often set you up for failure, think about creating INTENTIONS for the New Year. An intention is something, which you can’t really fail to achieve as you can actually get back to it anytime. There are no time constraints, you can revisit and get back to it on a daily basis on at regular intervals.
Your intentions can cover any number of issues or ideas. You could choose to be kinder to yourself. You could choose to be more patient with others. You could intend to appreciate people and things around you. There is no limit to what you could choose.
From a financial aspect, some ideas of intention could be:
- Spend your money carefully and with consideration
- Know your worth and consider negotiating for increased compensation
- Examine your financial status and look into possibilities for improvement.
- Strive for financial freedom by looking into other ways of making more money (you know I’m an advocate for multiple streams of income)
- Speak to an expert for help along the way.
I suggest that you write your intentions down and place the list in your wallet. This way you will have a constant reminder of what your plans were for the upcoming year and you can go back and refresh and restart anytime without feeling guilty about giving up or not being successful.
This is something that I always do and I find it really keeps me on track.
Who wants a resolution that’s only going to last a few minutes? Intentions are the way to go.
To start off the year in a financially fabulous way with the best of intentions, I am offering you a free copy of my E-book: The Game Changing Financially Fabulous Strategies That No-one Ever Told You. I hope it gets you well on your way.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and Financially Fabulous New Year!