9 Things to Do if You’re Always Stressed Out About Money

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By Ann Sullivan

For some people, there are several causes which contribute to money stress. Living paycheck to paycheck with nothing left over after paying all the bills can leave one with a sense of emptiness. After having worked hard all week, you may feel like you have no sense of accomplishment because there’s nothing to show for it, except you made it through another week and paid the bills. Or, you may be falling behind on your bills because your expenses exceed your income. This can also cause considerable stress. Some people wind up supplementing with a credit card to pay for things. Eventually, this just amounts to ending up in more debt. So, what can you do? Here are nine things to consider if you’re always stressed out about money.

1) Stay Calm

Many people operate under the assumption that if they just had a little more money, they’d be happy. As the old saying goes, “money can’t buy happiness.” I’m sure you may be thinking that you could at least suffer in comfort! The thing is, staying in a state of stress will lead to other problems, such as health and relationship issues. It’s also not going to solve your financial problems. The best thing you can do is to remain calm, despite the difficulty. Take some time out of your routine to do something that makes you feel good. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, going for a walk or sitting by the water, find a way to relax and put the worry out of your mind for a while. If you don’t, chances are you won’t be able to think straight to find solutions to your money troubles.

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