Financial Stress and Your Health
Stress and health go hand in hand. Financial stress, while it doesn't seem like it would have a negative effect on your physical health, can actually take its toll. You may be dealing with a good amount of financial stress and not even realize it! Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Do you constantly worry about money?
Do you neglect to pay your bills?
Do you go on spontaneous shopping sprees?
Do you have an irrational behavior or attitude toward money?
Are you receiving harassing phone calls from bill collectors?
Do you get panic attacks when thinking about money?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, your financial stress could be adversely affecting your health. High financial stress levels and concerns over debt can increase your risk of ulcers, migraines, heart attacks and sleep disturbances.
I recommend writing down your thoughts and be specific about what your worries are. Once you know, you can develop a plan to address it. It also helps to talk to a close friend or relative. They can offer support and offer new perspectives.
Try to rest your mind. If you're lying awake at night worrying, you may want to cut back on caffeine, don’t watch television in bed, and don’t use your computer or phone. It's also important to try and go to bed at the same time each night. Meditation and relaxation techniques can also benefit you greatly.
However, at some point you may need to get some help! My eight-week tele-course can help you change your relationship with money forever. I help you change your money mindset, set up a plan to get debt-free, determine your future goals around money, and help you make and keep more money. Most importantly, together we will help you put the fun back in funds. You will be better off financially and have time for fun!