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The Fresh New Approach To Debt Management.

February 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comThe experience of being in debt is often tied up with all sorts of other concerns. There is often a feeling of guilt or shame that comes with it, and this certainly does not help the situation in the slightest. It’s worth remembering, if you are ever in such a situation, that anyone is capable of getting into debt, that it is not really worth feeling guilty about, and – most importantly of all – that there is always a way out. No matter how bad a debt might seem, there are always positive and engaged steps to take to get out of the hole you’re in, whether gradually or swiftly. As it turns out, the most important thing you need to attend to in order to rid yourself of your debt is your mindset. Change your mind, change your finances.

See It Clearly

It is easy to allow your thoughts to become clouded over during such a time as this. But if you are to clear yourself of your debt, you will need to try and see the situation clearly for what it is. Most debt arises due to a gradually snowballing series of unfortunate effects or bad decisions. Yes, you might have been forced to make some poor decisions, but this says nothing about your character in the final analysis. However you acted towards money in the past, you can change those habits and adopt a much better, fresher, more enlightened attitude from now on. Try to see your role and your position as clearly as possible – not through the eyes of guilt and shame, but through a self-understanding and self-forgiveness which allows you to improve in future.

Know The Outs

However bad your debt might have become, there are always routes out. It’s important to remind yourself of this, because part of the experience of being in debt is that it can often seem as though you are trapped forever. To be clear: you are never trapped forever in your debt unless you choose to be. You just need to be aware of the potential outs in your situation. No matter how bad it seems, you can do something to get out of the hole you’re in. It might be that you need to declare bankruptcy, but even this is not as be-all and end-all as most people seem to assume. If you get hold of a chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney, you can reorganize and manage your debt without having to give up your home or any other permanent fixture in your life. There is always a way out.

Switch On The ‘Gain’ Mindset

Your mindset dictates what is possible in your life, and what might not be possible. Fortunately, it is always possible to change your mindset, though it can take time. If you are in debt, it’s likely you are stuck in a ‘losing’ mindset, probably through no fault of your own. One of the most powerful changes you can make is to switch your mindset to a more ‘gain’-minded one. This requires a careful understanding of your own mental processes and the ability and willingness to be mindful at all times. But with a little effort, you will find you can change your approach to finances – and, soon enough, rid yourself of debt.

Staff Writer; Craig Ford

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