How to Manage Your Financial Anxiety & Stress Part 2
6. Stop Comparing Yourself – Especially Online
It seems like we, as humans, like to know where we fall on the measuring stick of wealth, looks, and success, so we use others to gauge our position. However, constantly comparing yourself to others is not a healthy way to live.
7. Consider the Worst
After you realize and acknowledge your fears, put a contingency plan in place and you can diminish the power they hold over you. The truth is that bad things sometimes happen, but by predicting them and knowing how you’d react, you can find yourself firmly in control of almost any situation.
8. Educate Yourself
By taking matters into your own hands and educating yourself, money stops being a stressful enigma and becomes something that you can understand and control.
9. Talk to Your Partner
As you look over the numbers together, several things can happen. First, your fears can subside when you realize you’re not alone in your struggles and aspirations. Second, you can ask your partner to take on some of the burden of financial responsibility so you’re not budgeting and paying bills solo.
10. Retain Some Concern
Perhaps a better word for “fear” is actually “respect.” While being anxious about the future is a passive way to deal with finances, actively respecting money and treating it with the proper care can help you plan for the future – and control your cash.
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