To my great delight my friend Amy Jo Lauber, CFP® of Lauber Financial Planning, and I joined forces to co-write a bi-weekly column on the practical, spiritual and emotional challenges of personal finance. Here’s our inaugural article!
Dear Life, Love & Money: I’m so distracted by all of the terrible things going on in the world, how can I focus on money?
Amy Jo: I hear you, it is an enormous challenge to live for today while also being worried about what tomorrow may bring. Let us share some thoughts that may help you.
First, allow yourself some time to process and perhaps limit the information coming at you. Dr. Elvira Aletta recently tweeted “To the highly sensitive: it’s ok to turn off the tv, get off the websites, yes, even Twitter. Be kind to your heart & soul. #Paris”
Give yourself permission to experience the emotions that are a very real aspect of being human, and also give yourself permission to set them aside and move forward.
Dr. A: I agree with Amy Jo, taking a media break is an act of self-compassion, not avoidance…