When Life Blows Up Your Well-Laid Plans – NerdWallet- with Preston Cherry
Job loss, business failure, involuntary retirement, divorce, disability or the death of a breadwinner — these are just some of the ways our finances can force us to come up with a Plan B. That’s never as simple as downloading a list and ticking off completed assignments, however.
You can help this process by discussing your emotions with someone you trust, says financial therapist Preston D. Cherry, a certified financial planner and faculty member at UW-Green Bay. Cherry says writing can help. He writes poetry, but writing in a journal is also effective. Studies have shown that expressive writing — writing nonstop for 15 minutes or so each day without inhibitions about the traumatic event or experience — can help people deal with emotional fallout. Writing can help us organize our thoughts and give meaning to what happened, which can help us break free of ruminating or brooding.
Source: When Life Blows Up Your Well-Laid Plans – NerdWallet