Financial clutter

Winter, I think, may finally be gone.

I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting it is to see green on the trees, grass on the ground and flowers starting to sprout.  I am taking the opportunity to thoroughly clean my house and am going to give the ceilings and bedrooms a fresh coat of paint.

Clutter tends to make me feel frustrated, overwhelmed, tired and honestly, it makes me depressed.  And when that happens I just continue to put things off that need to be done.  I wonder sometimes if this is the same with our finances.  

I remember when I was having trouble making my student loan payments.  I got so overwhelmed and frustrated and to the point where I didn’t know what to do anymore.  I eventually figured out a way to deal with them, but until I had a plan in place I really didn’t know what to do.  And I didn’t want to talk to anyone about it since I was embarrassed.

Clutter and financial trouble are very similar in how they make us feel.  I want to encourage you if you are in a place where you feel overwhelmed financially that you are not alone.  Many people go through that feeling.  The thing is you have to do something about it before you get to the point where you are completely overwhelmed.  You have to take control.  And once you do that  you will be in a much better situation because you’ll be able to enjoy your life.

Clutter, while it can be manageable, can easily get out of hand.  So this week I am taking charge of the clutter and getting the house ready to be painted.  Will you join me this week in taking control of your clutter?

Together we can do this.