Money can be a really tricky subject. It’s something a lot of us spend time thinking about, but it’s not something we tend to talk about a lot in public, which can make you feel like other people aren’t worried about it. But actually, it’s really common to worry about money.
When you feel in control of your money, it can help you to feel more in control of other areas in your life. It might mean that you feel more independent, have the flexibility to do the things you want and aren’t worried about your spending. But money can also be a source of stress if you’re worried about not having enough money or getting into debt.
Many of us will worry a little bit about money now and then. However, if you find that your anxiety about money are becoming overwhelming, it’s important not to keep this to yourself. It might feel hard reaching out for help, but support is available.
It’s also important to recognise that if you’re struggling with money or feeling worried about it, that isn’t your fault. Some people might have more advantages when it comes to money than others, but how much money someone has is not a reflection of their value as a person. Also, some people might need to spend more than others just to live, especially young people with disabilities or long-term illnesses. This can feel incredibly frustrating and unfair.
Whatever your circumstances, if you’re feeling worried about money or your financial situation, you are not alone. There are some things that you can do to look after your mental health.