Personal and Financial Self-Care in Times of Crisis
We're all doing things differently, things we've never done before. And we're all kind of winging it these days and searching for balance.
Believe me, I hear you!
I know there's a lot of financial anxiety out there right now, which is why it's essential that we absolutely have to include personal self-care into our day. And, we have to take hold of our financial self-care now, too. The two go hand-in-hand. Beautiful, this is not the time to be afraid of looking in your online banking.
As a Financial Therapist, I talk a lot about the emotions of money as well as the mechanics of money, which is why I created a 2-week series called "One Thing Today." Every other day, I'm going to share one thing (with video, handouts and worksheets) to do for your personal self-care and one action step to take for your financial well-being.
It would be easy for me to give you a handout of 15 things to do, but that wouldn't help you. Why? Because, right now, all of us are in some form of overwhelm right now. I got you. These small steps are essential steps to keeping things as simple as possible and to avoid getting overwhelmed.
If we haven't met yet, here's a little more about why:
More About the One Thing Today SeriesFor example, here's what we covered so far:
Day 1: Deep breathing and managing cash flow
Personal Self-Care: Specifically, how to learn deep breathing properly, practicing it first thing in the morning and before we go to bed.
Financial Self-Care: Addressing cash flow right now and how to cancel any and all unnecessary subscriptions.
Day 2: Practicing purposeful silence and federal tax filing.
Personal Self-Care: Purposeful silence is all about taking 10 minutes out of your morning every morning to pray, meditate or just be silent, whatever works best for you. It's about clearing out the cobwebs of the day so you can create calm and focus to start your day.
Financial Self-Care: Addresses the new IRS change in moving federal tax file from April 15 to July 15.
Day 3: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep and How Often to Look at Your Investment Accounts.
The idea behind all of this is so that we take small, simple, actionable steps every day to keep moving forward.
If you're already part of our Fear.less Girl Financial community, great!
If not, join us in our FB group to participate.
With that, please know that I and our community are here for you. We will get through this.
Lots of love and hugs,
Patty Gale, CFEI, is a former Securities Trader who became a Lifestyle Financial Consultant for midlife women. In an industry built for men, she founded Fear.less Girl Financial as a better way for midlife women to have financial clarity, simplicity, and security. She will coach you, teach you, and celebrate with you every step of the way.