Financial Stress Management Strategies, overcome financial stress!
The hopeless feeling, panic, how are you going to survive?
Just over 2 years ago I decided I was going to move to be the ocean, this was what I had strived for all my life and it was now or never. The challenge was I had a good practice where I was and moving would mean losing my clients. Some I could convert to phone or video conferencing but most like that one on one face to face contact. Having worked for myself for over 20 years working for someone else really was not an option, especially at my age, over 55 LOL 🙂 Babyboomer!!!!!
My point is whatever your age, gender or anything else, when your income depletes the effects on your mind and body are very real. Stress,Panic, Anxiety, fear and not feeling safe are all real feelings and all take a toll on your body.
Effects on your mind.
As I have mentioned before stress causes us to go into flight or fight mode. Our brain chemicals change and our mood changes. I am not going into how the brain works at this time but suffice to say your mood changes and you get stuck in this downward spiral which if not addressed can change into depression and in extreme cases suicide. Overcoming financial stress is key to your moving forward.
What are these chemicals?
- Adrenaline, this is the one that starts the fight or flight response.
- Norepinephrine this is released from the Adrenal Glands
- Cortisol this is the steroid hormone released from the adrenal glands
All of the above are real and logic and reason are no longer part of your process. Therefore you cannot work out what it is you have to do to survive and get yourself out of the situation you are in.
What are some of the things you might do if you are trying to overcome your financial stress and your worries?.
You may do things you never ever thought you would do.
- Mortgage properties
- Take out loans
- Sell prize possessions
- Binge Eating
I know what it is like because I sold some of my jewelry to raise money, I never thought I would ever part with it, I thought I would leave it to my grand children. Unfortunately, we just do not know what is going to happen to us.
When your brain is stuck it takes work to get out of that emotional state. Therefore overcoming financial stress or any other kind of stress can be very challenging. You must take control of yourself even though your self talk keeps telling you it is hopeless and keeps trying to analyze and fix the situation. You have to change the chemical structure and stop the fight or flight syndrome.
Financial difficulties are behind a troubling rise in suicide among 40- to 64-year-olds over the past 15 years, according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Is it worth it to get yourself into such a state, things work out if you only let go of the worry, relax and give your brain have a chance to work out what needs to be done. Instead of trying to just stay alive.
I know all the techniques and teach them to my clients all the time, but when I found myself in the same situation I did find that the default setting we tend to have is to worry and stress. My technique that works for me, is I take a power walk to the beach early in the morning. I look at the ocean and immediately feel my body relax. I then openly give thanks for everything I do have instead of everything I don’t have. I then open myself up to whatever is good and true to come to me at the perfect time and for me to be open and receptive to receive. When I am walking back home I recite positive mantras.
This works for me, find out what works for you, in the meantime take a look at the video below it is fun and easy to watch.
How can you make your brain happy? Dr. Sood puts it together in this fun video.
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