If you’re dealing with debt or a financial crisis, you need to reduce your stress level before you can effectively manage your money problems. These are effective, expert-endorsed tips for lowering your financial stress level – which will help you solve your money woes.
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“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” ~ Cree Indian Proverb
Before you can create financial abundance, you need to take care of the basics: oxygen, water, and food. That’s what these tips for overcoming financial stress are all about!
And, here are six surprising ways to cope with a financial crisis…
How to Deal With Financial Stress
1. Have breakfast before drinking coffee (or skip coffee altogether!). “Excess caffeine leads to headaches, muscle tremors, sleep disturbances, and high blood sugar levels,” says Manhattan-based psychologist Joseph Cilona. Drinking coffee on an empty stomach causes sugar levels to spike 250% higher than with food, which lowers your coping skills.
Plus, Dr Cilona says, “High glucose levels have been associated with impaired attention, decreased speed of information processing, impaired memory, lethargy, agitation, anxiety, and mood disturbance. These effects can have a dramatic negative impact on our ability to cope with daily stressors and usually compromise mental functioning significantly.”
Who knew that caffeine could affect your mental state – and your ability to manage your money problems – so dramatically?
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