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HOW TO REGAIN
YOUR HEALTH
Te body can be afected by stress in
plenty of negative ways
.
Te stressor here
is fnancial worry
.
It can be brought on by
a number of diferent fnancial situations
.
Some come on suddenly and others
develop over time
.
Te main point is that
we are not ready when they do appear
.
What’s the answer? Take back your power
and your health
.
We have presented the
downside; now here is the upside
.
You
can overcome the health problems and the
fnancial worries behind it
.
It may not be
easy but it will be worth it to have peace of
mind and a more solid fnancial future
.
Here are some possible ways to help you to
face your fnancial worries
.
Get Help
Before you can even make a plan
sometimes, you need to get help
.
Start right
now
.
You may be sufering from a number
of the physical ailments on this list already
.
Before your body gets any worse, see a
doctor
.
If you can’t aford to pay a private
doctor, visit the emergency room
.
Te frst
priority here is addressing your health
concerns
.
If a doctor places you on medication, take
it
.
Ask for generics to lower the cost of
prescriptions
.
Explain your situation to the
doctor
.
Tey may be able to give you some
samples to tide you over until you can
aford the medicine
.
Seek Financial Advice
Whatever your problem, there is an avenue
that you can take to fnd a resolution
.
Talk to a fnancial counselor
.
Explain the
situation and see if they can help
.
Between
them and you, make a plan to tackle the
fnancial crisis
.
Te short
-
term goal is to get you back on
your feet
.
Government assistance may be
available to help with food and money
towards rent and other bills
.
Apply to see if
you qualify for benefts in your particular
situation
.
Long term, you want to fnd ways to work
to resolve the fnancial burden that has
entered your life
.
A fnancial planner
can help you come up with viable steps
for managing the debt and dissolving it
.
Tis will likely include the creation of
an emergency fund
.
Tis type of fund
comprises about six months’ worth of pay
so that you have a cushion to be able to pay
your bills should fnancial disaster of some
kind befall you
.
If you are still working, check with the
human resources ofcer to fnd out if your
company ofers the Employee Assistance
Program
.
Tis gives you access to free legal
consultation as well as personal counseling
.
Getting in touch with a therapist can
help you to face your feelings about
the fnancial situation and ofer coping
therapies to avoid becoming chronically
stressed again
.
Learn to De-Stress
Exercise is a great stress reliever
.
It also
releases endorphins in the brain while
improving cardiovascular health and
mental focus
.
When you can think clearly
you can come up with solutions to your
problems
.
Take a mental health break
.
Each day spend
time alone unwinding from your day
.
Tis
can involve deep breathing exercises, yogic
poses or listening to soothing music while
you focus on candle light or a mantra
.
Processing your day in this way puts events
in perspective so you can deal with them
one at a time
.
Eat healthy
.
When the body gets what it
needs, it can function properly
.
A healthy
body is strong enough to fght back against
the efects of stress
.
Get Organized
Ease your mind with a plan
.
Create a
budget that will allow you to handle your
debt and build a savings account at the
same time
.
Tis may mean cutting out
some expenses, but if you are already deep
in debt, those won’t be as hard to give up
.
Avoid any future fnancial stress
.
If your
loved one died without a will, create one
today for yourself
.
A will protects your
children’s fnancial future
.
You can even
pay for funeral expenses ahead of time to
avoid burdening your loved ones
.
Locate important papers and
keep them together. This includes
insurance policies, deeds, wills,
trust documents, and anything else
of a fnancial nature. Go over it so
that you understand everything
that is before you in the event that
you will need to handle fnancial
matters yourself. There is peace of
mind in being prepared.
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