The Guilt-Money Connection

It’s totally normal to feel guilty about money sometimes. A lot of us feel pressure to be financially successful and to have certain material possessions, and if we don’t feel like we’re meeting those expectations it can be really tough. But it’s important to remember that it’s okay to have mixed feelings about money – it’s a complex and emotional topic, and everyone’s experience is different.

These thoughts can be deep-seated from years of reading and hearing people say someone else only has money because they are involved in illegal activities. Or maybe you grew up below the poverty line like I did and you may subconsciously feel or think that you are not worthy—even though that’s not true.

If you’re feeling guilty about your financial situation, it might be helpful to try and challenge any negative thoughts or beliefs you have about money. For example, if you’re feeling like you’re not good with money or that you’ll never be able to afford the things you want, try reminding yourself that you have the power to change your financial situation. It can also be helpful to seek support from others who understand what you’re going through – like a financial therapist or coach, or even a support group.

Remember, it’s totally normal to feel guilty about money sometimes, but by recognizing and challenging our negative beliefs and seeking support from others, we can work towards developing a healthier relationship with money and reducing those feelings of guilt.

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