When you have your budgeting, bill pay, and savings taken care of, you have fewer financial matters to worry about.
4. Practice gratitude.
It’s very difficult to feel money stress when you fill your mind and heart with all that you’re grateful for. Set a weekly ritual to summon up your appreciation for your loved ones, your adventures to date, and all of the amazing resources that are available to you. What’s more, this deep, abiding sense of “enoughness” will prevent you from overspending.
5. Seek help when you need it.
If despite your best efforts, you still struggle with money stress, you're not alone. There are good, honest people out there willing to help you for a reasonable price. Don’t hesitate to call a credit counselor, a financial coach or a financial planner to help you sort through your situation with a professional, objective eye.
Money stress is a common problem, but it doesn’t have to be. If you find yourself suffering from digestive disorders, migraines, depression, or chronic muscle pain and believe that money stress could be the cause, try taking one of the five action steps above today. Educate yourself, take baby steps toward nixing your biggest money stressors, practice gratitude, and seek help when you need it. Doing these things could be just as valuable to your health as your yoga studio membership!