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Money Anxieties

Money Anxieties

Money, and the issues around money, are notoriously anxiety-provoking, and our coping mechanisms are usually unhealthy  - for example, aggressive avoidance — a more slow-simmering form of agita that merely (and literally) compounded the problem.

Money doesn’t just represent safety and security and stability. It is safety and security and stability. It is also unavoidable. This means your feelings about money are along for the ride, too — no matter how much energy you expend trying to escape them.

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The goal isn’t to eradicate money worries entirely. Some amount of anxiety around money is healthy.

  • Figure out how you actually feel. Yes, you’re anxious, but what kind of anxiety? When do you feel anxious? Where do you feel anxious?
  • Once you become more aware of your anxiety, try to pinpoint the specific financial concerns that it stems from. Then, you can start...

Perhaps the most brutal truth about money anxiety is that money actually is worth worrying about. For all the psychological acrobatics and emotional coping mechanisms, the best solution to financial anxiety is and will always be improving the reality of your finances

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