Relieve Holiday Financial Stress
What is the Money Date? A weekly time to check in. 3 things we review and update: 1. Spending 2. Earning 3. Savings
In this episode of the Money Date, Anna talks about financial stress over the holiday season how to cope with it.
Let’s begin by understanding that stress is a state (mental or emotional) which we inflict upon ourselves, when there are a lot of activity going (entertaining, gift buying, family visits, etc.) and we have no control over it. We often blame other people, external events for stress that we are experiencing.
We also know that holidays come and go every year, but what we can do differently this year is how we respond and react to the external events. Remember you should only worry about what YOU can control.
Here is Anna’s go-to list:
- Prioritize – your activities such as parties, shopping, cooking, work, exercise, personal & family time.
- I am convinced that creating daily To-Dos to help you stay focused on your targets is a good strategy.
- Measure your progress and keep track of your activities, especially your expenses (use Mint.com or something like it)
- Give yourself a break and enjoy! We only get to do it once. So stay focused because that will give you feeling of control.