Money Is One of the Top Stress Factors That Hinder Your Health

NOTE:  This is a part of a new series of articles about money and stress, which has been a big concern for readers here.  For more help on the subject of bringing more money into your life, using the Law of Attraction and EFT, read 10-Day Money Makeover.

10dmmStress is a part of life.  There are many areas that can cause stress for you such as relationships, your boss, a death in the family, or the loss of a job.  These factors all affect the body in a negative way.  But in today’s economy, one of the top stressors that is showing its ugly head over and over again is financial.  

There are many reasons why you might be feeling financial stress.  You may have suffered a layoff, had to take a cut in salary or benefits, or you may just be having a hard time finding a new job that compensates you enough to keep up with inflation.  In fact, it’s not unusual for people to have worked the same job without a raise for years.  And while income isn’t increasing, the cost of living is.

Money stress can also happen when you have a large amount of debt.  As the bills stack up and your paycheck doesn’t seem to cover all of them, you may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle.  And those feelings of helplessness can also cause havoc with your health.

Stress you carry for a long period of time can be detrimental to your health.  It causes problems with your immune system, your energy levels, and can even cause an increased risk for cancer and heart disease.  It’s critical that you handle stress in an appropriate way so that your money stress won’t turn into a life changing illness.  

If you are beginning to feel physical signs of stress, it’s time to take care of your health.  Remembering to eat right and get exercise will help you to fight off physical fatigue and keep your immune system healthy.  If you’re feeling hopeless or depressed, you may need to talk with a health professional to determine the best course of action.  Remember that your financial problems don’t have to be permanent.  You can learn to manage your money and time will help you to improve your situation.

Finally, you need to learn money management skills so that you can eventually relieve the stress you feel from money.  When you finally address the problem, you’ll feel better quickly.  Just getting the problem out in the open and determining what it will take to solve the problem is sometimes enough to improve your mental and physical health.  If you don’t know where to turn, try reading some financial improvement books, talking to a friend, or attending a community workshop.

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