“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If you ask anyone what they ultimately want in life, they’re most likely to say ‘happiness’. Everything else is just a journey to this goal. And most of us are likely to be happy when we have good health, a happy family by our side, financial security and most importantly, no fear of the future. If there’s one thing that can destroy the feeling of being in the now and enjoying the present moment, it’s worry about what might happen tomorrow.
With the average person’s lifespan increasing, this worry has become more real than ever. But as with everything else, there’s nothing some good planning and positive thinking can’t solve! You can plan for a party, you can plan for a project, but you can also plan happiness! Just check out the couple in the video below, from Exide Life Insurance’s new TVC:
So you see, the husband has planned for the future (in good detail, too!), which gives him the peace of mind to enjoy today. Any productivity guru will tell you that the key to achieving any goal is proper planning. And if a long and happy life is your goal, start planning for it!!
A great way to make plans is by using a vision board, or a scrapbook. Exide’s ‘My Long & Happy Life Scrapbook’ is really helpful to visualize our goals, with a ‘Wishlist’ page to make a ‘list of things I can’t wait to own’, which for me would be a bigger car, my own organic vegetable farm, a lovely house and yes, a diamond solitaire!
As a parent, no wishes of ours are complete without including our kids! The scrapbook takes care of that too, with a ‘Dreamspace’ page to add your kids’ dreams, which for my son right now are:
Yes, no dream is too small!! But setting dreams isn’t enough, obviously, you need to actually plan for how you’re going to achieve them. This is where Exide Life Insurance’s ‘My Money Book’ comes in useful. This book is a comprehensive document that contains all your financial information in one handy package. From your bank account details, to your investments and retirement plans – everything is available in one place. It gives you a very accurate idea of where you stand currently with respect to your goals, and what you need to do to achieve them. Planning for your happiness was never easier!
Constantly worrying about the future can rob your enjoyment of the present and of your loved ones as well. On the other hand, taking actionable steps towards your goals ensures a well planned life for a beautiful tomorrow. As they say in the video, “Jab lambi life well planned ho, to kal khoobsurat hona hi hai”!!
This post is a part of the Exide Life .