I don’t need to tell you that this has been a weird, stressful year. So many of us have lost income, some of us have lost even more than that. In times of great stress it is good to know that we have options available to us in as many areas of life as possible. That means work, our living arrangements, and yes, finances.
Look, it doesn’t really look like life will be changing much as least for the next couple of months and I don’t know about you, but I need to feel a little more secure with the money that I do have in case things fall out of place again. That’s why I have been practicing staying on top of my finances as much as possible lately. I’ve been following these tips which seem to make a HUGE difference in my life these last couple of months.
How To Get Your Finances In Order in Times of Stress
Understand that stressing won’t help
I’m not exactly going to tell you to just stay calm or relax because I know that’s much easier said than done. What I will say though is that sitting around being stressed out only makes it worse. Yes, we have a situation and now it’s time to push forward and work through it. I promise you, stressing won’t help.
Say Yes to Help
Please please please don’t let your pride get into the way of you accepting help. If you qualify for it, sign up for it! It can be a tremendous relief to you to have the assistance that is well needed and deserved.
Please don’t feel bad about needing help. Many of us find ourselves in this position at times in life. It’s okay.
Appreciate What You Have
Things may be bad financially, you may not be able to travel, you may not be able to go to the movies, or out to dinner or whatever, but guess what? You have each other and that’s what is important!