If there’s one thing 2020 taught us… scratch that, 2020 taught us much more than one thing! It really turned everything we knew upside down, or perhaps somethings the right side up. Taught us words like the new normal and social distancing. How about the number of times we end up washing hands for a day, or the fact that putting on a mask is no longer second nature!
It also reminded us of the value of home and family, our friends and many things we took for granted. Some embraced it, some not so much. Either way, life must go on, just not in the old way.
So perhaps, for the first time (for many) it’s time to decide on new year resolutions that we will actually stick with! Here’s some food for thought:
Like it or not, we were all forced to cut down on our lifestyles. Things we took for granted, things we spent on lavishly. The good news was we survived and perhaps even thrived! So, as you together with the world look to return to normalcy (as we knew it) be a bit more picky. Choose your priorities.
Starting things completely new does not cut it for many. Ask yourself what has worked for you over 2020? Perhaps you rediscovered a lost hobby or ate more home-cooked healthy foods, worked out from home, slept more (with fewer nights out). Consumed less alcohol! Try your best to keep and grow these good habits.
Many were forced to rethink their businesses, careers, and learn to work from home. Remember, sometimes the best scripts written are those re-written with a brand-new outlook. Pursue your passions, invest your 2021 in to making them a reality. Side hustles, forays into the gig economy can pay off big-time (not just monetarily).
The need for financial stability resonates with all of us, now more than ever! 2020 was tough for some and tougher for others. Job cuts, salary cuts, business disruptions, it was painful. It’s time to learn, it’s time to rise up and be stronger. It’s time to prepare (if you hadn’t already). Securing financial stability is more than just increasing your routine savings. Life can be full of unexpected circumstances and expenses. A solid financial plan needs to help you face whatever curve balls life throws at you. You might need the assistance of a trained financial adviser!
Whatever may happen, we at AIA wish you an amazing year where your dreams (or new year resolutions) come true!