I'm Stephanie Sammons, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the Founder of Sammons Wealth Management. I help successful women professionals who are in midlife plan for their ideal retirement. Learn more about planning, saving, and investing for your ideal retirement at Sammons Wealth Management.

Show Notes for this Episode:

Have you checked your worry meter lately? Worry can manifest itself in multiple ways such as feeling stress, anxiety, depression, and not sleeping well to name a few.

Currently, worry is at an all-time high as the U.S. continues to combat Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and a challenging economy. Sheltering in place at home and limiting outside social gatherings is having an impact on couples and family relationships. Also, many families are struggling to make ends meet. And did I mention it’s also an election year?

In this short coaching episode, I wanted to share some insights on how to worry less. Excessive worry takes a toll on your mental and physical health. If you’re not aware of how much you are worrying, you may be harming yourself without even realizing it.

The irony is, most of us worry about things we have no control over. What if you could just let go of these things and either not worry at all, or keep your worry to a minimum?

In conversations with my clients, many of them are worried and fearful about future events like the direction of the economy, stock and bond markets, the national debt, and taxes going up. All of these are events they have no control over. I reinforce with my clients to focus on what they can control: behaviors (how they react to news and events), spending, and saving.

If you find yourself worrying about your financial life during these uncertain times, check out this episode and article: 5 Take Charge Financial Strategies for Uncertain Times

Listen in to hear insights on how to worry less from a few of my trusted sources, including the late great Dale Carnegie.

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