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That was New Years. This is now.

The holiday season went by fast. Make sure your goals don’t.

The holidays are over and the blank slate of the New Year has become filled with multiple priorities that are all competing for your time. Now that the holiday season is over, this is a great time to check in on your resolutions and see how you’re doing. Here are some tips on sticking to the resolutions you made, as well as ways to check on your progress. 

Your chances of success will be much higher if you focus your attention on one goal or resolution at a time. Don’t try to change too many things at once. It’s good to aim high, but remember not to try to achieve things that are going to make your life way more challenging than necessary. 

Make it manageable
If your resolution is overwhelming, perhaps your goal was too large. Try breaking down the resolution into smaller more manageable projects or steps. 

Give yourself permission to quit
If what you are doing isn't achieving the desired effect, know when it’s time to give up on that specific approach and try something else. Don’t waste energy on something that isn't working. Reassess your methods and try another resolution. Avoid the frustration and disappointment of repeating something that’s not working. 

Can you automate it?
Is your resolution to reduce costs or increase savings? Use technology to assist you in achieving these goals. Set up an automatic payment into a separate savings account or invest in a thermostat that will regulate the temperature of your house to reduce your energy costs. 

Set up reminders
Make appointments with yourself and book time to dedicate to your resolution. Also, create alerts in your calendar for periodic reviews of your progress. This will help you stay on track and encourage you to have regular check-ins to assess how you are progressing. 

Changing habits doesn't happen just once a year. Resolutions are year-long, life-long goals. Just like financial goals, you can achieve a lot by making small, manageable changes that you can stick to.

Please contact our office today to discuss setting up a financial plan with goals that we can help you achieve.

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