Ever wonder why we’re all so fearful when it comes to money? It could be that some of us have had one too many bad experiences with debt or it could just be that we feel like we don’t make enough of it to begin with. For whatever reason you have financial anxiety, there’s good news: money doesn’t have to be a continuous source of worry for you anymore. Money can exist in your life as a doorway to a multitude of fulfilling possibilities. How money can have a positive impact on your life starts with how you view it. By simply changing your mind about money and what it means to you, you can quickly begin to heal from the gripping financial anxiety that’s possibly plagued you for years. In preparation for this year’s Global Forgiveness Day (August 27), let’s take a look at some ways we can use the power of forgiveness to overcome our fear of money:
In order to find serenity amidst your paralyzing fear of money, you first need to acknowledge that the fear exists in the first place. Believe it or not, many people live with fear every day and have no idea what they’re afraid of or that they’re even afraid in the first place. If you struggle to fall asleep, to get out of bed or to stay motivated throughout the day, chances are there’s something that’s causing anxiety in your life. Money is the leading cause of anxiety for most people. If your relationship with money is causing you stress, face your financial fears head-on. Acknowledging the problem is the first step to removing it from your life.
Once you can see where the problem lies, it’s time to begin the healing process. Ask yourself why you’re anxious about money in the first place and have a look at your relationship with it. Are you responsible with it? What do you use it for? Asking yourself these questions will allow you to make sense of and get to the root of your money fear. The fact is, it’s usually people who don’t use their money responsibly who develop the fear of it in the first place. If you’ve got too much credit card debt to handle, bills that are past due and installment loans keeping everything afloat, it’s no wonder you have financial anxiety.
The good news is, there are ways to get out of your financial crisis and it starts with a phone call. Debt consolidators are financial professionals who are dedicated to helping people get out of debt. Your debts that have gone into collections can be settled for substantially less than you owe, and with the right budget plan, you can begin to find your way back to a healthy relationship with your money. But to ultimately recover from your financial anxiety, you first need to forgive yourself. Forgiveness has the power to make everything okay again. It’s a reset button for your heart and mind when things become too much to handle. Exercise daily self-forgiveness and before long, you’ll begin to feel better about yourself, your money and everything in between.