Financial stress is widespread in our society. Some are extremely stressed, and some are occasional, but financial stress results in health problems like a migraine, cardiovascular diseases, and insomnia and also affect our thinking ability. According to the journal ‘Diabetes Care’, stress from critical financial situations may lead to the risk of heart attack, diabetes, and even stroke.
How financial stress affects health
People experiencing financial stress suffers from anxiety, and they try to engage themselves in drinking, smoking, overeating and other unhealthy habits which in turn increase stress. They tend to ignore health and the healthcare necessities for less money. People in financial stress tend to have less sleep and get filled with unhealthy emotions like hopelessness, frustration, depression, etc.
How to cope with financial stress
You can reduce stress when you assess your present situation correctly and know how to handle the economic situation to have control of your life. You need to understand debt cycle and find the ways to get out of the debt trap. Try to pull out yourself from the pressure of being in debt and develop some simple habits that are easy to maintain.
If you need money find the ways to earn money.
Make a budget and build satisfaction within yourself to be comfortable with budgeting and living less.
While you are working on reducing debt also try stress-reducing techniques like breathing, meditation, exercise, yoga, music, and others.