Simply Nerdy Mom: Improving and Getting Ready for Your Future

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Improving and Getting Ready for Your Future

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When there is such uncertainty at the time, then it is important to invest in your future and make sure that you are making plans to ensure a positive future for yourself and for your children. But can all of the forward planning make you anxious and give off too much anxiety? It certainly would take you out of the present time for a moment, but really, it is only for a little while as you make plans, and it can make such a difference to your future. 


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When you are thinking about the external unknowns, like a global pandemic, for example, then it can lead to a ripple effect that can impact life as you currently know it. It is important to focus on making some changes to your life in order to support some successes and improve your life and plans down the line. With all of that in mind, here are some things to think about.


Organize your home

Cleaning your home is something that is a temporary fix. The organization is something that is more long-term and restructures where you live. But why is this a good thing for your future self? The reason being is that everything that you need to get through each day is in your house. If you don’t know where things are on a day-to-day basis then it can be a bit of a struggle. When your things are dirty and cluttered, then it will make life become much more complex than things need to be. 


The surroundings have an impact on your mental state than you may realize. From waking up to going to bed, your surroundings can impact your energy, so it just goes to show that decluttering and getting organized can make such a difference to your future plans. 


Invest in yourself

When it comes to your future, you are your own greatest investment. The way to get where you want to be is the steps that you take to improve things or not; it is all about your self-development. By taking time to learn, study, read, and do online courses or get therapy or learn a new skill, then it can be money well spent for your future. When you exercise and eat well, you are also investing in yourself. So think about the positive things that you can do to improve yourself and it will put you in a good place for the future.


Make sure finances are in place

By thinking about the finances, you can be in a good place for your future. If you have children, then have you got a will in place? If there was something to happen to you and their other parent, then you need to think about what will work well, or things could happen that you wouldn’t want to happen. With a will, your wishes will be seen through. If something were to happen to your partner, would you know what to do? Would you need to look for a medical malpractice attorney in order to set things right? Although it may seem morbid, these are the kinds of things that you need to consider when making plans for your future. 


Pension planning is another factor to consider to make sure that you have enough of the money that you need to be able to retire. It is never too early to start thinking about this kind of thing, so think about pension saving schemes, savings accounts, and employer saving schemes, in order to maximize your money for you now. 


Fight for your relationships

The kind of relationships that you have now are going to be decided by a couple of things. The first is based on your ability to walk away if there is something wrong. The second is based on your commitment level and willingness to commit when things are going well. It can be hard to get this balance right, and you may not be good at either, or are better at one rather than the other. 


If you want to improve your relationships in the future, then you need to think about the ones that are going to be worth fighting for. It can be easy to have other things in life take priority or to start fights when you’re frustrated with other areas of your life. But from romantic relationships to friendships, you need to commit and be part of their lives if you want it to work. They require effort in order to make them work, and are going to be a big help in our futures if we put in the effort now. 





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