If you are not feeling wealthy, it is easy to slip into worry about your financial situation.  Living above your means or paycheck to paycheck may be a reality; but becoming stressed, overwhelmed, or complaining about the situation does not help!  In fact, it makes matters worse.

When you find yourself thinking dreadful thoughts about your finances, switch your thoughts to the abundance that is already in your life.  And, start thinking of ways to find a solution to your problem.  What is something you can do differently so that the stress you feel does not become overwhelming or harmful to your health?  Could you get another job?  Go back to school?   Sacrifice something?  Ask someone for help?  Downsize?

Have faith; trust that all will be taken care of.  In the meantime, instead of becoming stressed, do something about your situation.  Doing the same thing over and over again produces the same results.  Doing something differently will produce something different.  You aren’t going to know how different or better it will be until you try.

Have you felt overwhelmed or stressed because of finances?  Has the economy been hard on you?  Do you feel things are looking up now?


6 Responses

  1. My husband (our only income) has been out of work for three months. It’s been a very stressful time for me. Money makes me crazy! He just started working again, but hasn’t been paid yet. I’m trying not to get stressed as I try to sketch out a possible budget in my head while waiting to see what his paychecks will look like. I’m trying to look at this job change as an opportunity to start over with budgeting and financial management. Thanks for the reminder that doing the same thing will bring the same results. It doesn’t matter how many times I’m reminded of that; there’s always some area of my life I’ve been trying the same thing and expecting things to change.

    Stopping by from SITS. Thanks for the pep talk.

    1. You are so welcome Miss Robin! With the economy the way it is, it hasn’t been easy on couples and families. I think one of the biggest lessons is instead of pushing our loved ones away because we are stressed, we can take the opportunity to get closer and work together as a team.

  2. Financial woes are so troublesome. I am blessed to be self employed in an industry where there has always been work. But, it can also be feast or famine. I try to spread my feast out when it happens and save for those famine days. And, I I try to stay out of debt. If I can’t afford it now, then I save for it or go without. But again, I am blessed and very grateful!

    1. Sometimes I think that’s when you especially have to remember the abundance that is already there in your life. Money can’t pay for the smile on your kids’ faces, the great memories you have with your spouse, the health you have, or the friends and family who love you dearly.

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