~ Vail ~
how to use an emotional budget framework can reduce financial stress. Emotional energy is finite and, much like our finances, should be expended wisely. Negative emotions are significantly more expensive and taxing on the mind and body than positive emotions. If we apply a spending plan framework to our emotional energy, we can develop an emotional budget. In this framework, emotional energy is currency. A negative thought leading to a negative emotion creates a negative impact on our emotional reserves. Similarly, a positive emotional deposit can fill our coffers.