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.
Coping with stress can be difficult no matter what it is that’s giving you grief. But money concerns can be some of the hardest to overcome. If you’re going through some type of financial crisis, you need to learn some coping skills so that you won’t be overwhelmed by the feelings that often come with financial difficulties.
Learning a few things you can do to help relieve stress can help you to cope with your money concerns until you can solve the problem more permanently. First, you may want to talk about your problems with a trusted friend or family member.
Anyone you feel you can share your problems with will work. Even if you don’t solve your problems, you’ll relieve some of the stress that’s mounting. However, talking to a friend can often help you to come up with solutions you might not have thought of on your own.
Keep your schedule consistent. Sometimes stress causes you to stay up later than usual and miss sleep. It can also cause you to have irregular sleep patterns like sleeping all day to avoid stress.
It’s important when you’re going through a tough time that you keep your schedule consistent. Go to bed at a decent hour and get up about eight hours later. Resist the urge to sleep too much.
Prepare to take action. For many people, stress can feel so overwhelming that it makes it difficult to really address the problem. Get out a piece of paper, make a list of your problems and possible solutions, and then take action. This is the best way to relieve problems before they get worse.
Don’t be afraid to express emotions. For many people stress causes feelings of anger or sadness. If you need to have a good cry, just do it. Give yourself permission to feel your emotions and then you can pick yourself up and keep going.
Face your problems. When you’re overwhelmed by stress, it may seem easier just to forget about it and do something else. And while that may make you feel better in the short-term, it allows your problems to continue to grow.
Instead, take action so that you can resolve your situation instead of waiting for it to get even bigger. Stress coping is an important skill. When you’re able to deal with the things in your life that are causing problems, you’ll have a happier, healthier life.