Are you Tough enough?
It's normal to feel beaten down once in a while. Occasionally negative thoughts, fatigue, stress, or financial worries get the best of us. Sometimes, it feels like one thing after another happens–an appliance breaks, the car needs repair, or unexpected medical bills occur. Instead of being surprised, know that it's going to happen (I'm sorry!). It's life.
Tough Times Don't Last
The good news is, these tough times don't last. They cause stress–emotional, physical, and financial stress–but they don't last. It's hard to feel like you'll ever get ahead when your hard-earned money gets sucked up by the next tough time. It feels like those little things you do to save, to sock money away, or to stretch may not be worth it. You want to throw in the towel.
Be ready for tough times so you'll be ready to fight:
- Take good care of yourself, physically and mentally. Get enough rest. Feeling good physically helps you handle any kind of stress that comes your way.
- Create a support system. Keep up relationships with family, friends and neighbors so that you'll have the support you need during tough times, and be sure and reciprocate when tough times inevitably come their way.
- Make a financial plan–get control of your debt and get it paid off. By putting your money back in your own hands, you'll be better prepared for any expense that comes your way.
When you feel Tough, you feel empowered. You are strong. You can move forward.
Today–figure out what you need to get Tough.
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