Hey Busy Mama! Money got you stressed out? Well, let me assure you that you’re not alone. Whether you have plenty of money or not quite enough, we have all experienced stress and anxiety over money. It seems like most of us just can’t seem to avoid financial stress.
A Busy Mom’s Guide to Avoid Financial Stress
Maybe you have experienced one of these scenarios:
- You or your spouse lost a job and you’re not sure how to pay the bills
- You had planned on returning to work after maternity leave, but now you just can’t stand to leave your baby
- Retail therapy got the best of you and you can’t see the end of your credit card payments….ever
- You’re on your way home from the AMAZING family vacation that ended up costing a little more than you expected, when your car breaks down and the repair cost almost as much as the car is worth
Obviously, any of these situations are going to feel scary and send us into a financial panic. For most of us stressing out about money is a chronic condition. We seem to be in a cycle of moving from one stressful financial situation to the next. It’s even worse when life seems to be dishing up heaping spoon-fulls of these situations at the same time!
Chronic financial stress makes us feel unhappy, unhealthy and out of control.
But what if I told you that you do have control?
It is possible to avoid financial stress
I have come to find that we all have a lot more control over our money than we think. And I am talking about right now. Not in a year or two. Starting right now you have all the control over you money that you need to start feeling completely different about it.
All it takes is one simple step; being intentional with your finances.
Using Intentional Personal Finance to Avoid Financial Stress
Being intentional about my household finances was the one strategy that completely changed how I feel about money. Being intentional allowed us to pay off over $50,000 worth of debt and finally start building wealth.
When you are intentional with your finances you will stop seeing money as source of stress. In fact, I can’t remember the last time that I was stressed about money.
Instead, you will start seeing an amazing opportunity to let go of stress and anxiety. As a busy mom this is important to your overall health, happiness and relationships. Freeing yourself of financial stress will help you to build and achieve the life you really want.
Make this your year to reduce your anxiety about money
I know that reducing financial stress and improving your relationship with money is one of the top New Year’s resolutions. That is why I am offering a free mini-course to teach you about Intentional Financial Planning.
In the course I will walk you through the entire process. You will learn how Intentional Personal Finance changes your mindset about money and empowers you to have real control.
Realizing that you have control over your finances is a game-changer and will enable you to reach your financial goals; whatever they may be.
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to:
- Go on an amazing family vacation
- Pay off debt
- Save more for retirement
- Or maybe your goal is something more simple like buying a new couch
No matter the goal, I can tell you from experience that being intentional is the very first step to avoiding financial stress. It’s the number one thing you need to do before you can be successful at implementing other strategies like budgeting, saving or curbing excessive spending.
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This might be why you haven’t been able to avoid financial stress in the past
If you just jump straight into any of those, without understanding your intentions you will probably not succeed. In fact, this is probably the part you were missing that has kept you from being successful before.
Make this the year you changed your outlook and stopped stressing about money.