When it comes to heightened emotions, we have all been involved in a situation where unforeseen circumstances take place. These times generally leave us in a position of anger and pondering where to channel this new wave of overwhelming emotions.
These emotions can be brought about by a rise or fall in the stock market pricing (as seen over the last three months and expected to continue in the short term), a set back with property construction or maintenance, an unexpected illness in the family or even a disagreement with an insurance provider.
Every now and again we are faced with the reality that it is not always smooth sailing in the case of products or services involving our financial involvement. In many cases, we often act during this time of heightened emotion, which then leaves us with regret once the moment of anger has passed.
For many people, the easiest ways to deal with heightened emotions is to either suppress the feelings or act upon them. Both options can leave us in a vulnerable position once the moment has passed and we have regained control of ourselves.
1. Stop once the emotions surface
2. Think clearly and logically about the next move
3. Envision how the next move will play out
4. Proceed to act upon the most strategic option for the intended situation
5. Obtain a third-party perspective
In some instances, during these volatile situations, the advice or assistance from a third party can be an extremely useful factor. A third party who specialises in the key intelligence of the original issue can assist you in making rational decisions during moments of heightened anger.
They are also able to provide rational and strategic advice on how to approach the situation moving forward. Engaging with these professionals before incidents take place also gives them the opportunity to assess the situation from a clear perspective of knowing the entire process up till that point.
At Financial Architects we offer financial planning advice that will assist you with decisions in both the minor and major matters you come across in life.
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