So you survived bankruptcy. Now what? Maybe you think it was just a passing phase. Some other guy caused your pain. You can just go back to operating as before, right? Actually, you should take a closer look at your future vision.
While there are many steps you could take, we want you to nail down the following four:
1) Count your blessings: Hey, you survived. Good for you! It could have been worse. But, you made it. Accept that you have another chance. Do something good with it.
2) Promise yourself you’ll do better this time: If you think you can’t, you can’t, and you won’t. If you think you can, then you can. This means you have to have a positive mindset after bankruptcy so you won’t repeat the same scenario. Try something conservatively new and different to re-charge your batteries. Make a promise to yourself. Write it down. Look at it often to remind you to carry on.
3) Create a plan: Just focusing on active steps will help you to develop a positive mindset. Certainly, part of your plan should include the obvious. Live within your means. If you want more, then figure out a way to earn more money. Differentiate between wants and needs.
Yet, a plan doesn’t have to always be about work and drudgery. You already went through that with bankruptcy. Incorporate rewards into your plan. A reward doesn’t have to cost money. Instead, spend more fun time with your family. Allow yourself time to read a book, hike outside, or meet a friend. Each time you accomplish a have-to, reward yourself with a want-to item.
4) Implement your plan: Decide on a time frame for when you want to accomplish each goal. Stick to it. So long as you reward your efforts regularly, it should be easier to follow your plan.
In time, your new way of thinking will become a good habit. The bankruptcy attorneys at Behm Law Group hope that your good habits will be tough to break!
Located in Mankato, Behm Law Group serves the bankruptcy needs of Marshall, Worthington, Owatonna, New Ulm, St. Peter, Redwood Falls, Waseca, and Fairmont, MN.