Have you ever looked at your credit card bills only to feel as if you are never going to emerge from a sea of debt? It’s possible that college tuition, credit cards and daily living expenses are leaving you with little, if anything, to spare. Next thing you know, you simply can’t relax because you are constantly thinking about your bills. Life doesn’t have to be this way. These tips will help you come to terms with what to do if you are deeply in debt.
Unfortunately, these feelings of guilt are troubling because they prevent you from making logical decisions. You might not be thinking about the future accurately. Instead, you might simply want to keep the stress at bay. Having a solution-focused mind is most important as you create a plan for your debt.
First, you must remember that there is a way out of debt, no matter how much you owe. Stop panicking and start thinking about the future realistically. You need to get your mind in the right frame, and finding your “happy place” is the best way to do that. Start by allowing yourself to worry for about five minutes -- and then no more. Find a source of peace, possibly through meditation or thinking about the feeling you'll have when you're no longer in debt.
Make a List
Your next step is to make a list of solutions. For instance, you could declare bankruptcy. Maybe you are willing to sell your house or pick up another job. Do you have a savings account you can dip into? Are you willing to get rid of your car? Each of these could be viable option for you depending on your current situation.
At this point, you definitely don’t want to judge the solutions. Just write down any possible option without fear that it isn’t the answer. Right now it is all about exploring options -- even the ones that seem outlandish right now.
Could Bankruptcy Be the Answer?
Now that you have a list, you surely have plenty of solutions that scare you. Is bankruptcy the scariest of the options -- or is it losing the items you own? Of course, not everybody is eligible to file for bankruptcy, but it might be worth looking into. You will have peace of mind knowing that you have options.
There is no doubt that bankruptcy is considered a last resort, and it’s for a good reason. Bankruptcy is serious stuff. While the option might seem scary to some, it is also an opportunity to create a clean slate. It gives you the opportunity to start over. Contact us to learn more about bankruptcy. You might not have considered the option in the past, but now could be the time.