Bankruptcy is an emotionally taxing and mentally confusing time. Not only is there this legal process to deal with, there’s the lingering stress of unpaid bills, debtor calls, and questions about the future. We specialize in helping you file and get the debt relief you need, but there are some other things you can do to make the process a little easier.
- Get moving: Not just on your paperwork. Physically moving your body whether it’s on a run or on a surfboard can reduce stress. Financially you may be wondering how you can add a workout membership to your life, but most great workouts are free. You can jog around your neighborhood, take the dog for a long walk, bike to work, or even just do some yoga posts while watching a YouTube video.
- Set a time limit: Everyone needs time to process stress and it’s never easy to just turn the stress off. Some people swear by setting a timer, however, and allowing themselves an allotted amount of time to obsess or fret over something. After 15 minutes have passed, they move on to thinking about something else and feel much less fixated.
- Plan for the future: Putting a plan together can help put a positive spin on things. It might seem overwhelming right now, but putting together goals for the next one, five, and 10 years can help give you something to work towards and reduce the feelings of fear and uncertainty.
- Find a community: Bankruptcy can happen to anyone. People from all walks of life and backgrounds can face it. You can learn from the experiences of other people and draw support from people who are struggling with similar issues. You can find support groups or forums online, where people can share advice, stories, and vent about the stress of their situation. Finding a group who understands your situation can be key in keeping your stress low.
- Do your homework: Some people find that the more knowledge they have, the less stress they feel. Check out books on bankruptcy from your library and read up on what to expect. You don’t have to become an expert, but having a working knowledge can be helpful.
- Hire a lawyer: One of the best ways to gain peace of mind through the bankruptcy process is to hire some help. Experts in bankruptcy law can answer questions, help you organize what you need, and ultimately point in the direction of a more positive, peaceful future.
Our team is here to help you navigate the stressful journey of bankruptcy. Call us today at 801-432-8682 or leave us a message here to get to feeling better about your finances faster.