3. Identify Poor Financial Thoughts

Critical thinking is a logical process that considers all the facts on any situation, not dwelling on a one-sided perspective, or hopes and fears. To work, it has to call on the part of the mind that looks at things rationally and logically. Unfortunately, if you have any financial anxiety locked into your emotions when the feared situations occur, this activates the part of your mind that deals with guesses, perceptions, and the willingness to swallow ideas whole. It makes logical thought somewhat impossible.

Negative thoughts often come so quickly and automatically that you are unaware of them. You start to feel bad, but you don’t notice the thoughts that are causing you to feel that way. To counter these ...

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