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Financial Zen: Living In the Here and Now

For as much as I like to pride myself on being an optimist, I also tend to be a bit of a worrier. While I fully understand that there”s now ay to accurately predict what life is going to throw your way, I still try to anticipate the next obstacle that”s going to show up around the corner. My recent purchase of my first house was a testament to that, as I spent entirely too much time worrying about all of the potential items that could break, and break catastrophically. Take your pick from the usual suspects: Roof, foundation, electrical system, and so on. I worried about it.

But that”s no way to go online . through life, son.


Eventually after a few weeks I realized that I could simply not go on like I was. All the worrying in the world would not stop the roof from leaking or the foundation from crumbling. I came to the conclusion that the best solution was to focus on one thing a time, prepare for the worst as much as I could while expecting the best. So far, this seems to have worked, although I still occasionally suffer bouts of concern.

So, if you find yourself worrying about your finances, STOP worrying. Take action, however small, to work to alleviate the source of your stress. Here”s a favorite quote of mine on the issue:

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.  ~Leo Buscaglia

Get out there and get back to enjoying your life!



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