Unless you have experience working in the field of bankruptcy law, filing for bankruptcy can seem overwhelming and frustrating at first. While we can help you navigate through the requirements of bankruptcy law, there are several things you can do to manage your stress during the filing process:
- If you ever find yourself getting overwhelmed, take a moment and breathe. When you are stressed, you may either breathe too fast or too shallowly, a process that can prohibit enough oxygen from reaching your muscles. Maintaining a normal breathing pattern can release the tension building up in your muscles.
- Before, during, and after filing for bankruptcy, it can be easy to focus your thoughts on what led to your financial situation. Instead of constantly thinking about this, center your thoughts on what you can do to take charge of your finances once your debts have been discharged.
- Remember that filing for bankruptcy does not define who you are. During the filing process, keep in mind that this situation is not permanent and is something you can fully recover from.
- Spend time with friends and family doing things you enjoy. Just because you’re filing for bankruptcy doesn’t mean that you can no longer enjoy life. If it’s been a while since you caught up with an old friend or did a hobby you once enjoyed, take some time out of your schedule for fun.
If you’ve thought about handling the filing process on your own, contact us at Leonard & Moore, PLLC. We can help you with aspects of bankruptcy law that can ensure your success after filing.