When a few social media posts announced today as Blue Monday I must admit to not knowing what that meant. As with many things a quick internet search revealed that the concept was first published as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation that takes into account weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels, and feeling of a need to take action.
In a subsequent article, the same author admitted that it was their intention “intention to make the day sound negative”, but rather “to inspire people to take action and make bold life decisions”. That being said, given the emotional roller coaster that many experiences after returning to work from time off during the holiday season, it is sometimes important to sit and evaluate our plans for the coming year. This may seem especially poignant as this is the beginning of a new decade.
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” ― Alan Lakein, author
Instead of Blue Monday why don’t we consider it Planning Monday. A day after the excitement of the holiday activities, that we set aside to consider and formalize our plans the upcoming year and beyond. This would be a great time to consider your estate planning options.
We at AP Lawyers help clients with their Continuing Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care as well as their Last Will and Testament. Our team offers flexible evening hours that better fits into our client’s busy work schedule. Contact us today at (905) 492-7662 to book a quick consultation to speak with our Estate Planning Lawyer on how we may help turn your Blue Monday into a productive Planning Monday.
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