Money Management - Does Managing your Money Stress You Out?
Do you avoid managing your money because think it is stressful? The stress can be overwhelming, especially if the creditors are calling. What if I told you that you could relieve that stress very easily and quite quickly? All it takes is a bit of planning and sticking to the plan.
If you don't manage your money chances are you feel the stress of money management, especially if you have debt. What if I told you that you could relieve that stress very easily and quite quickly? All it takes is a bit of planning and sticking to the plan.
Let's first look at what stress is. Stress is the emotional and physical effect on you caused by how you respond to stimulus from the outside world. Stress can show up physically through health problems, or mentally through behavior changes. It can cause all sorts of problems and it affects everyone differently. So what might stress you out, may not stress out your partner or family members. You may not know how stressed you are, especially about money and you may hide it from yourself or others.
Take some time to look at what your body is saying to you. When your start to think about or someone starts to talk about money or mentions your debt:
These are all signs of stress. When you feel them, write them down. They are early signs or indicators that you are becoming stressed. When you see these signs you are becoming stressed, you can take action and do something about it to stop overwhelming you.
As human beings have evolved, we learned how to survive. When we face stress, our physiologically our bodies prepare to "fight or flight". This stress causes your body to release hormones that cause our heart to speed up, the blood flow to our brain and muscles increases drastically, our body to divert energy from our digestive system to where it is needed, and we breathe faster to get more oxygen to our muscles. This is great and can help you to survive if you are in a life and death situation. However in a situation like stressing out about your money, your body thinks that you in a "fight or flight" situation. There is no outlet for that that excess energy or the extra stress hormones to go. This causes tiredness, digestive issues, head aches, back aches, increase in blood pressure, which can lead to stroke, and heart problems.
It is easy and fun to take the stress out of money management. It comes down to making a plan that works for you and sticking to it. You will find power and freedom with your money to create the life you want, instead of stressing out about the life you have. Learn how to take the stress out of money management at Transform Your Money.com!
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**Melanie Fine, CPA, founded Transform Your Money after working with many people as a Certified Public Accountant. She realized that when people had issues with their money it wasn't just about the numbers. It was also about their lifestyle and choices. She shows people how easy and fun it can be to transform your money into whatever you want it to be.
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