Why do I feel this way?
Before getting caught up in the emotion of the financial moment and alternating your investment strategy, a better approach can be to get to the heart of why you're feeling what you're feeling. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do you have financial goals or aspirations that feel way off with no proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel?"
- Are you concerned about the types of stocks you are invested in and their impact on the environment or considering more environmentally friendly sectors such as green energy?
- Are you feeling less rewarded in the here and now because of your investment and financial prudence?
- Is worry about the future keeping you up at night or preventing you from enjoying yourself in the present moment?
A sound grasp on what you feel will help you make the rational, informed decisions you might not otherwise consider.