On overcoming money anxiety
Life is a long journey filled with crossroads, obstacles, and confusion.
Making a financial decision – let alone a good one – can sometimes feel difficult.
We might worry that we’re making the wrong choice. Or we blame ourselves for taking the wrong road, and we are afraid to be blamed by others.
We fear being judged, embarrassed, or rejected. These fears can cause us to feel anxious.
Anxiety is normal and rooted in our fears, insecurities, and uncertainties. We are anxious because we fear.
We fear because we feel insecure. We feel insecure because things are uncertain.
Life is unpredictable, and uncertainty is the most certain thing in this world, so anxiety is hardly avoidable.
I’ve worked with a lot of people trying to improve their financial situation for the future. What I’ve found is that to address and overcome your financial anxiety, it’s important to start by understanding your deepest fears and insecurities, as well as the expectations you set for yourself.
It’s also wise to work on developing confidence and to take actionable steps to reduce the possibility of negative outcomes.
Along the way, it’s important to practice gratitude and embrace your whole self—even when you fail.