Some of us make lists and work with them, and some of us don’t. But when you’re going through a period of overwhelm, lists can make the difference between sink or swim. The trick is to make the right kinds of lists, and use them correctly.
When we’re overwhelmed, the idea of adding another task to our load—clearing some clutter—can feel like just one more thing we have to do that we don’t have time for. But here’s the beauty of clutter-clearing. You can do it in tiny increments and still feel the benefits.
Taking an assessment of your money situation is an important first step in having a better relationship with money or being better able to use money as a tool in your arsenal. Identify whether you’re in denial due to debt and the next steps for you to consider.
Have you ever wanted to talk about money and finances but were unsure as to where to start? How about starting a discussion with your teen to start getting them prepared for life on their own? Are you getting engaged and need to be sure the values your potential partner has with money align with yours? Or are you part of a mom’s group and want to connect on a deeper level with other women?
Checkout our Money Discussion Starter worksheets.
Whenever something happens in our lives that has the potential to threaten our security, our livelihood, our plans, it can trigger a mental state akin to panic.
When we find ourselves in a cycle like this, it can be helpful to ground ourselves.