|ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - January 4, 2012
Heart to Heart
Tips for Thriving in your Marriage
|Quote of the Week
“We are doing things with our money that make us happy in the moment, but that’s not always the best strategy for long-term well-being."
Focus on the Now or Plan Long-Term?
Watch the budget impasses in Washington today and you might well want to tear your hair out (I do)! But the reality is that many of us have some of that “focus on the now and let the future take care of itself” mentality so rampant in DC. Michael Norton suggests that there are good ways to focus on the now, and not so good ways, when it comes to money.
Specifically, he suggests that spending to satisfy a personal craving – for example to eat fast food or buy a car – doesn’t do much for your long-term well being (not to mention your waistline!) On the other hand, spending money on travel with loved ones, or simply spending time with them, can. These activities strengthen relationships, and research demonstrates strong relationships are key to a healthy life and living longer.
Hmmm...winter vacation with my partner, or a car? Maybe the clunker has a few more years left in it!
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