If you have money issues and worries, they can consume your life, leaving you little time for the things that matter more.
Arguments over money are also very common sources of stress in marriage and even at the root of many a divorce.
Worse yet, many people see their inability to manage or earn money as a measure of their low intrinsic value as a person. They feel like they are somehow â€œlessâ€ because their bank account is less, and they feel inferior to others.
Here is something that you may not have realized: managing your money is a form of self care. That’s right. Properly managing your money is a way of taking care of yourself and your family.
This is a lesson you learn not to beat yourself up with, but a way of putting money in its proper framework. If you can work on your self growth in other areas, you can work on your self growth through personal money management.
Learning to properly manage your money and put it back in perspective is fortunately not difficult.
One of the most important things you can do is learn to separate your needs from your wants. This can be hard to do because if you have issues with self-esteem, you may be trying to assuage your feelings by buying things.
Realize that â€œthingsâ€ are less important than â€œpeople,â€ and having things does not make you a better person. Once you begin to manage your spending, the next steps, such as budgeting and saving, will be easier.