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How to Overcome Your Debt Worry

Aug 17, 2007
In order to overcome debt worry, you need to overcome worry itself. Debt worry is special however. Folks who worry about debt have nightmares of going to prison or have this general sense that they have committed a capital crime. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Let's look at some tips to overcoming your worry about debt. Keep in mind that it will not be easy but the debt worry is very unproductive and will never solve the problem. First of all, realize that your debt is there and it will not go away tomorrow. If you worry about it then nothing will get done. It is one thing to admit that there is a problem that needs fixing. But just the opposite of acknowledgment is worry which is indicated by someone running around in circles with anxiety about a problem yet taking no action on it.

Also, you need to control your thoughts. When worry starts to overtake a person, it is characterized by racing thoughts or thoughts that seem to be all over the spectrum in your head. When this happens, you lose focus on solving the problem at hand. When you feel that these thoughts are beginning, stop and take a deep breath and purposely get your thoughts back to productive thoughts. Get a dose of reality. What is meant by reality is that you need to grasp the real situation at hand.

To explain the reality grip further, let's say that you are sitting at your desk, trying to work, and all of the sudden you start having racing and disorganized thoughts about debt. You imagine that just outside your office are two big guys ready to break your legs for that debt you owe a business in town. At that point, stop and evaluate the reality of what you are thinking. While threatening situations like these may be portrayed in Hollywood, they rarely happen in real life unless the debt was acquired illegally. Think about it. A legitimate creditor would rather get you to pay them through means that are not hostile because there is a better chance they will get paid.

And what do you do about those collection agencies who call you on the phone relentlessly (if it has gone this far). Why worry about it? Check with the laws of your own country but in the United States, no one can infringe on your privacy or come into your home without legal authority to do so. Legal authority usually means they have a warrant. So instead of worrying about a collection agency, get an answering machine for your phone and let them speak into it. Yes, they will threaten to sue and do many other negative things but get a grip on your worry and realize that there are legal limitations as to how far they can go.

So, in summary, the best way to handle your worries about debt is to arm yourself with information and not just any information but credible, reliable, and well - backed information. When you know exactly how far creditors can go and grasp the reality of the situation, it will calm your fears.
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