It’s not always the nicest thing to think about preparing for your future but it is something we all have do at some point. My husband is very forward thinking and this can push me to being the same; even when I don’t like thinking about it. It can be a bit morbid but sometimes being prepared can make you feel a little less anxious. From someone who suffers from health anxiety, this is a huge plus! I definitely think planning for every eventuality can help and does help you to feel a little more in control of a situation.
Prepare For Your Future
Here are some ways that you can prepare for your future a little.
Look After Your Health
You won’t be younger and sprightly forever. It can be a depressing thought but I’m a firm believer in trying to look after my body when I am younger. This doesn’t mean missing out on fun, it just means enjoying everything in moderation! I work as a health professional and tell people this many times in my job.
Eat well, keep active and try and get enough sleep too. Try not to drink too much alcohol and look after your mental health, which often gets forgotten. Self care is so important too.
You may find my post on 10 Ways to Stay Healthy useful.
Look After Your Finances
Save money. Make sure you have a pension and plan for the future with your spending. The State pension age is getting older and older, so to retire early you need a good pension and plenty of savings. This may be simply putting some money aside each month or having money directly move into a pension plan or savings account. It can be best to do this before you see the money, so less tempting to spend it!
Think About Sorting a Will
This is something we need still need to do and it can be a scary thought but worthwhile doing. Less stressful and can make you feel happy to have sorted out plans for the future, especially if childcare involved. Many services are reasonably quick and easy and not too expensive.
Consider Funeral Plans
This is definitely a strange thought but quite often people consider what they would like their funeral to be like. What type of service, what people would wear, music and even who would conduct the service. Heart of England Funeral Care would be able to answer a lot of your questions and help with forward planning. They also offer a savings plan so you can save and plan for the costs of your funeral, so this is less of a worry for your loved ones in a very sad time.
Preparing for the future is a sensible and great way of relieving any stress for you or your loved ones.
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