The definition of financial stress according to financial wealth institute. A condition that is the result of financial and/or economic events that create anxiety, worry, or a sense of scarcity, and is accompanied by a physiological stress response.
Financial stress is a widespread experience in every area of our society. It is said that about 72 percent of us are stressed about our financial state and another 22 percent of us are on occasions extremely stressed
Financial stress is the cause of some of our health problems like depression and lack of restful sleep
The cost of living is on a rapid increase and with this brings the feeling of increased financial stress.
Financial Stress and our health
Being stressed over our financial situation can affect our health in negative ways. Some people facing financial stress may be drawn to the bad practice of consuming alcohol or smoking or overeating or even hard drugs to dull the reality of their financial stress. Unfortunately, these practices only lead to more stress.
Due to the lack of money healthcare is often times neglected. People under financial stress tend to cut corners to pay for everyday necessities like food, rent, electricity and gas for the car or bus fare and because small health problems are left unchecked and the small problem becomes a larger problem leading to more stress.
When we are undergoing any kind of stress resting and sleeping is almost impossible and being sleep deprived leads to other problems like functioning effectively, and cognitive abilities and that in itself cause us to become moody.
The use of credit cards just lends to a false sense of security, Its so easy to use the credit cards to buy stuff but then the sense of hopelessness frustration and anxiety when the debt starts piling up and it seems the more money you pay on the cards the debt seems like it is not going down because of the high-interest rate This causes additional stress and depression and these emotions can spiral down to mental depression.
. How to Cope
Here are some suggestions’ to enable you to handle your financial problems and allow you to be more in control of your life and financial situations.
Understand how we first got into this mess, one financial decision at a time. When people are faced with multiple, back-to-back decisions that test willpower,
Making Financial Decisions
Do not make too many financial decisions at the same time space them out making too much decision at once will leave you overwhelmed.
Keep an account of your spending. Keeping track of what and how you spend is an effective tool for getting out of debt
Knowing when and how to get money is key to getting out of debt. Knowing how to increase your income without creating more stress for your self can be a bit tricky
Learn to cut back on spending living on less is important this action alone can grow your savings. Have a plan, having a plan will help you to live within your means don’t be tempted to spend outside what you have budgeted for.
Get a side job there are lots on online jobs but be careful a lot of them are scams If they are asking for money to get you a job that is more than likely a scam
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By following the suggestions’ above and making life changes you will get out of debt, it may not be overnight but it will happen. Remember you did not get in debt all at once it happened bit by bit
If you are one of us who find ourselves in this awful situation, remember we are not alone there are a lot more people who are in this situation.
Try not to worry, it never solves anything. just causes more problem (health wise) take one day at a time, cut back on things that are not necessary and take steps a little at a time until you have cleared off the debts.
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Posted by SilverSneakers on Wednesday, June 27, 2018