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Looking For A Way To Start Your New Year In 2017?

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Edwards & Patterson Law

In Mcalester, Ok. Start your 2017 New Year Right! Edwards & Patterson Law Firm Can help.

The start of a new year is a great opportunity to make some positive changes in your life. If you have had trouble sticking to your New Year’s resolutions in previous years, there are a few steps that you can take this year to improve your chances of sticking to your resolutions. For instance, you can create a vision board to help you make, visualize and achieve your 2017 goals, plan a budget, and make travel plans for the year.

Start a Vision Board

A vision board helps you focus your goals for the year, and gives you things to look forward to accomplishing. It is better than simply making resolutions because it is visual. You add images and text to a board to help you visualize the changes you want to make and the things you want to achieve.

You can use poster board, a dry erase board, a chalkboard, or whatever you wish to create your vision board. Pin, tape, staple or glue pictures and words on your board that reflect what you would like to achieve in 2017. Place the vision board in a prominent place.

Vision boards have proven effective because you are essentially “writing” down your goals in a visual way, and having reminders of your goals makes you more likely to stick to them. 


Create a Budget

A household budget may sound tedious if you are not a budget-making whiz, but it is definitely worth whatever time you are able to put into it. A budget allows you to prioritize the expenses that are most important to you, after you have accounted for necessary expenses.

If you map out you monthly income and expenses, you can see how much discretionary income you have. Knowing how much discretionary income you have will help you make decisions about big purchases you would like to make this year.

One budget idea is to add a line item for legal expenses, just to provide space in your budget in case of any unforeseen personal injuries, auto accidents, or other legal needs.

Plan Your Travel

When you make your vision board, one of your top goals or dreams for the year may be a place you would love to visit. If you start planning your travel for the year now, you can save money by giving yourself plenty of time to find deals and make arrangements. You are also more likely to have a better experience if you are thinking of going anywhere that requires a reservation a few months or more in advance.

If you have made a budget, then figuring out where you can travel will be easier. Your travel costs also may vary a lot depending on how much you like to rough it. You could stay in nice hotels and rent a car, or you could save money by staying in hostels and using public transportation.

Edwards & Patterson Law

We at Edwards & Patterson know that despite the best of plans, unexpected things happen including serious accidents caused by others carelessness. If you or someone you love is injured in an accident or due to someone else’s actions, contact us so we can help you figure out your legal options.

Our attorneys focus on cases involving personal injury, auto accidents, nursing home abuse, social security disability, medical malpractice, criminal defense, oilfield accidents, mesothelioma-asbestos, slip and falls, and toxic torts.

We have a history of fighting for our McAlester, OK clients, and helping them pursue the compensation they need to recover from their injuries.  When you understand your options, you can make better informed decisions about your future.

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“We care. We fight. We win!” That’s more than just a slogan at Edwards & Patterson Law. Those simple words sum up our law firm’s mission and everything we do for our accident and personal injury clients.

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