A pen and a piece of paper — they may seem like simple planners, not powerful tools. In fact, in today’s digitised world, they almost seem like old-fashioned throwbacks. But use them in the right way, and you can power your way towards achievement and problem-solving.
Listing Gratitude: a Path to Happiness
Simply listing what you are grateful for at the end of each day has been linked to a host of health and happiness benefits. It can even help you sleep better, according to a School of Psychology study at the University of Manchester, Warwick and Nottingham. Want to go to bed with a smile on your face and wake up rested? Note down just a few good things that happened today, from closing a big deal to running into an old friend or even having an enjoyable meal with the family.
The great thing is that what you are thankful for doesn’t have to be big or life-changing — whatever good has happened is good enough to go on the list. Best of all, carving out five minutes each night for this positive task is like a long-term gift to yourself. At the end of a year, you can look back at 365 entries that put a smile on your face, using them as motivation to keep striving for success.
Now let’s move from gratitude about the present, to anticipation of the future — and making that future plan real.
From an Empty Page to Full Clarity
What do you want most from life: stability? Recognition? Steady growth? It can be difficult to decide, or even begin to narrow down, if you internalise the question. But as soon as you start filling out a blank piece of paper with your wants and needs, you have something physical to refer to — a to-do list with true purpose. Aspirations go from a muddled internal monologue to clear words on paper. What’s more, having this task list to consult can keep you focused on those goals.
Make Your Own List (With Your Own Savvy Guide)
We understand that figuring out your priority, let alone achieving it, can be a complex task. In fact, the number of Singaporeans confident in achieving their top savings priority fell between 2015 and 2016, from 83% to 72%.
As such, now is the perfect opportunity to reassess and prioritise effectively. And the sooner you take that step, the sooner you can turn your savings plan and ambition into reality. Get in touch with Standard Chartered Priority Banking, and we can help start your journey.
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