The thought that tomorrow begins 2016 provides many of us with the opportunity to consider our New Year’s resolutions. While I have had some success with certain resolutions over the years, almost all of those “successes” had been on my lists for multiple years.
First if “getting your affairs in order” is not a resolution for the upcoming year then let’s face it - you got issues. You are likely experiencing denial. You refuse to consider that you are eventually going to die or more importantly, something bad could happen to you without you necessarily dying (such as being left in a persistent vegetative state after an accident or illness). If this indeed describes you then I am only going to suggest that you add “getting your affairs in order” to your list. (Relax,
don’t actually have to do anything more because after all it is only a New resolution.)
Now for those of you who have had “getting your affairs in order” previously as a resolution and you find it there again this year, then my first piece of advice to you is “be gentle with yourself.” Your aspiration indicates you at least realize that you have to get it done. The reality is however you are likely overwhelmed with everything else in your life and just have not made time to do it. So here are a few strategies to get you on the road to taking care of your estate plan in 2016.
If you need any more personal motivation, give me a call or shoot me an email and we can see what I can do help. I wish you all the success with your resolutions in 2016!