I don’t know about you but with all the things going on in the financial world, I can’t help but be stressed out. It’s not that I have huge investments – my investment activities are merely drops in a bucket. However, other activities plus the fact that prices are not as they used to be have really taken their toll on my finances. I have to be honest with you – sometimes I cannot get a good night’s rest because of this!
It is good to know that I am not alone in this kind of situation, though. It is good to know that experts actually acknowledge that there is a connection between mental health and the current economic crisis. Dr. Gail Saltz writes:
Following the recent financial roller coaster ride most people are feeling the heat, and it is increasing anxiety for many. Fear of job loss, actual job loss, loss of income from investments gone south and loss of home worth are creating real and terrible pressures and anxieties.
At times like this it is very normal to feel scared, angry and even sad. Even though it’s normal, it is still important to make efforts to de-stress
So it’s normal. But how do I cope with it? Do I just let my emotions gain ground? I guess common sense dictates that you should de-stress when you can. I do this by writing and surfing the Internet. I also do this by reading a book.
If, however, you cannot deal with the stress and you find yourself unable to function normally, maybe you might want to get professional help. I honestly don’t know how this can be managed by many, given that finances are already tight. That is why I suggest engaging in de-stressing (free!) activities so that you will not reach the point wherein you have to seek professional help.
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Originally posted on October 5, 2008 @ 3:04 pm