Holistic medicine promotes the idea that we should focus on all aspects of our health – mental, physical, and emotional. It’s made up of many different pieces, and no one approach is going to solve all of your health-related concerns. Holistic medicine practices often work to look at the big picture that is your overall health and treat the root causes of your health-related problems.
Different treatments that are traditionally viewed as holistic can include massage therapy, visiting your chiropractor, engaging in therapy either alone or with your spouse, acupuncture, maintaining a healthy diet and relationship with food, and incorporating physical exercise into your routine. What I love about all of these holistic treatments is their ability to treat multiple aspects of your health. They each tie into one another, and don’t skip over one aspect of your health in favor of another.
Holistic Health Is Relevant to Your Finances
Personally, researching holistic medicine is a passion of mine. In fact, I believe in a holistic approach when it comes to finance, too. When it comes to our financial lives, we often have a singular focus. We want to save for retirement. We want to invest responsibly in a portfolio that adequately matches our assessed risk tolerance. All of these things are wonderful financial aspirations to have – just like exercise, eating right, and visiting a chiropractor are all great things to do individually.
However, when we work on building a healthy lifestyle, we often have to take a holistic approach. In simpler words, we need to focus on the whole picture – not just on a piece of our complex financial puzzle. When we take a step back and imagine the life we want to live (both now and in the future), we see that there are a lot of different financial puzzle pieces at play.
What Does Holistic Financial Planning Take Into Consideration?
Many people focus on building an amazing retirement planning and investment strategy, and there’s no fault in that. Just like focusing on your physical, mental, or emotional health individually is a fantastic start – investment management is a great place to begin with your holistic financial plan.
However, to achieve financial wellness, you need to focus on the big picture. There are debts to pay off, big purchases (like a home) to save for, an exciting retirement to plan, children and aging parents to support, and more. A holistic financial plan helps you to incorporate multiple financial strategies to help you live your best life while still planning for the inevitabilities of the future.
Often times, just like in holistic medicine, it can be helpful to find a professional who specializes in this type of planning. You want to work with someone who acts as a partner in your financial health, someone who helps you to take a step back and see the big picture. I pride myself in working with my clients on their holistic financial planning approach through Premier Wealth Advisory Services. Together, we create a strategy that takes everything into account and gets them on a path to financial wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about Premier Wealth Advisory Services, contact me today. I’d love to talk to you about developing a holistic approach to your financial future.