Your money or your life?
I believe that money is important to provide for basic essentials and some reassurance that we will have resources to live as comfortable a life as possible. However, how much money is enough? On your deathbed, you will not wish for more money. You will want more time. Every second that passes depletes this reserve. You are not getting it back. Time is not like the stock market. It does not oscillate up or down. It continuously and steadfastly goes down and you have no control over it. Most importantly, you do not know how much more you have left. With each passing second, since you were born, you are one second closer to death. How much time are you willing to sacrifice? Is that second home, better watch, more prestigious car, or remaining in a well-paying job that you dislike worth the sacrifice of your most precious asset at the altar of time? Overcome your fears of not having enough money for retirement. Overcome your worry about what others may think if you do not drive a prestigious car or live in a grand house. Reach out today. Your worry over retirement savings or keeping up with the Jones’s may be linked to generalized anxiety about the future that robs you of your most precious asset. Psychotherapy can help you connect with the feelings and thoughts that keep you from living a more balanced, free, and fulfilled life.
Post by Stefan C. Dombrowski, Ph.D.