Financial Stress: Don't Ignore It!
It is hard to look around and not see people who are stressed, anxious, or depressed about money. When the economy was hopping- it was a lot easier to ignore the inner issues with money we all struggle with. Even overspending was less of an issue- because it seemed more likely that there was a payday just around the corner.
Now, as things are less optimistic, many of our fears, bad habits, and unhealthy patterns are emerging, and often coming into conflict with the people we are closest too! I just wanted to share some quick tips about overcoming financial stress and some upcoming resources:
- Don't ignore the stress: This is an opportunity to explore, evaluate, and heal things that aren't working. Just waiting for the economy to improve or a raise will not give you long term peace with money.
- Don't just blame it on your partner: While there are many instances where one person in the relationship can wreak havoc financially- in the majority of cases it is a joint venture! Be open to seeing how you can improve the pattern through your own choices.
- Do reach out: Whether you sit down with a financial planner, an accountant, or a money coach- do something! You may think you don't have enough money to pay to learn about money. However, it is one of the best investments you can make. It will provide you with a strong foundation!
I'm excited to announce a fun event coming up tomorrow in Modesto that will help you change your relationship with money.You can learn more about this low-cost money workshop in Modesto here