Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting to Know Financial Stress

Tough economic times always puts the pressure on our finances that we can't help but feel anxious, worried, and/or sad. Where money matters are concerned, the need for surviving in the modern world doesn't exempt us from the burdening mental stress that comes with being preoccupied about anything concerning our bills. Hence, all of us are susceptible to financial stress. Like the usual stress, financial stress affects us physically and mentally. Find out how this comes about by pondering on these facts:

Physical Changes
  • trouble sleeping or staying asleep
  • declining concentration ability
  • feeling down or even tearful during random instances
  • loss of appetite

Mental Changes
  • pessimistic way of thinking that leads to feelings of helplessness and/or hopelessness
  • loss of enthusiasm reflected in oversleeping or wanting to be alone most of the time
  • shying away from other people's company or decreased enthusiasm for socializing with friends and loved ones

Coping with these adverse changes is possible when you follow the given suggestions below:

  • Stick to your usual routine in spite of yourself.
  • Expose yourself to early morning sunshine.
  • Talk it out with a friend.
  • Be attentive to your physical health needs (healthy diet and regular exercise) despite your feelings.

Contributed By: Maris Modesto

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