Your essential 2017 checklist!

Here’s your Your essential checklist for 2017!

Another year has flashed by even quicker than the last. Now’s the time to look back on whether you achieved everything you wanted to last year―and set your goals for the coming year.

Here are some tips to help you get organised.

Health and fitness
Make appointments for health and fitness assessments. Then set your goals and work out a plan for achieving them.

Check any fitness club memberships—and your budget—to make sure you’ll be able to renew them when the time comes. I personally love Crossfit Torian… ask for Royce, he’ll look after you. You can also build less-expensive options into your weekly schedule like running, walking, stretching, bodyweight training, and if you’ve got a bike, maybe some cycling too!

Finances
Your new year will be much easier with your finances in order.

  • Organise a Financial Roadmap Session with me to start 2017 with momentum with your finances.
  • Put a budget in place so you’ll have money to cover everything you’re aiming to achieve in 2017—including Christmas shopping later in the year.
  • Switch to paperless statements and bills and save on mounting paperwork while you help the environment.
  • Use an app to track all of your finances in one place – I recommend MoneyBrilliant
  • Put plans in place to reduce your debt (if you have it). Consider putting extra money into your credit card and visit a financial adviser (me) so you can make plans to pay off debt and free up some cash.

Family
Make plans now so life’s easier for you and your family:

  • Think about the things you’d like to have done last year but didn’t, and find ways to spend quality time together this year—do you need to find more work-life balance?
  • Make arrangements to see people or go places that are important to you―reminders in your smart phone or diary can keep you on track.
  • Plan ahead for loved ones’ birthdays and make bookings now so you can ensure their day is special.
  • Take the stress out of dinner time—consider making mealtimes and shopping easier with food plans and shared responsibilities.

Stay on track throughout the year

Life’s busy—there’s always so much to do. Tick off your achievements throughout the year and remember to take time to reward yourself as you reach each one!

 

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