By Mr Bankruptcy
17th February 2021
Making the changes required to take control of an unmanageable debt problem is tough. It requires a change in both spending and saving habits. However, the one thing harder to change than a habit is a belief, so if you’ve already come to the conclusion that you must bring your finances under control to deal with a debt problem then you’ve already done the hardest part.
Now you just have to adopt some new practices and turn them into habits in order to start managing your debt problem. Here are a few of those steps to help transform unhelpful spending habits into healthy ones.
The first thing to do is to be honest with yourself and decide which habits needs to change. Write down the things you do that make you spend more money than you should and then think about the impact they have on your life and your debt situation. Doing this will give you a sense of clarity over your goal and a path to reach it.
What are good spending habits?
When wanting to make a change, it’s advisable not to try to change everything at once but to pick one or two habits first before slowly building in new habits once they are established. Think about which of the following habits might have the greatest impact for you:
Regularly reviewing what you have available to spend and understanding what your essential outgoings are will ensure you aren’t making a debt worse. Getting into the habit of not spending everything you have each month will empower you to pay back a debt over a period. Both habits combined will allow you to start taking charge of your finances and bring an unmanaged debt back under control.
Managing your spending habits will help you gain clarity and give you a feeling of being back in control and stop you feeling overwhelmed by your debt situation. However, one additional habit you may want to change is to talk about your financial worries and seek help, either from friends and family or from a professional.
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