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Solution: Work through your trauma.
Not everyone has an easy childhood — and that’s okay. If you grew up in a home where your parents struggled with financial instability and hardship, you may have wondered where your next meal or pair of shoes would come from. As an adult, you may have been able to stop the cycle of poverty for yourself or your own family, but that doesn’t mean your early life trauma is healed, reminds Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. As painful and challenging as it may be to process your experience, it can be life-changing to move forward from financial anxiety.
You can do this with a trained mental health specialist and take time each week to analyze your financial reports. Dr. Thomas recommends picking a time when you’re at ease and looking over what’s working well and what can be improved. “Be aware that looking at your financial situation rather than avoiding it can give you better control over your finances by being able to catch and/or correct any problems if there really is something to worry about,” she says. “Also, by looking at your finances when you are calm can help you learn to stop associating money with negative feelings, such as anxiety and fear.”