When you’re struggling with debt and financial worries it is a normal reaction to become anxious and stressed. It is important to deal with this in the early stages before it has the chance to escalate into a more serious stress related condition.
These days there are many agencies that can help you to work through the financial aspects, but it is essential to also take care of yourself.
The symptoms of stress can vary but usually include changes in your sleep pattern, many people find they lay awake worrying finding sleep almost impossible whilst others go the opposite way and hibernate into a state of almost constant sleep.
Appetite is usually affected and you cannot eat and are tearful and sad. Feeling you cannot be bothered with anyone or anything, a lack of confidence, feeling that you cannot cope and trying to hide from your problems.
You need to take back control of your life before it gets worse.
There are many self-help techniques you can use, do not isolate yourself, you need friends and family around you at this time.
Do not turn to alcohol or smoking, this will only exasperate your financial position and take you deeper into anxiety and stress.
Exercise will lift your mood and its something that you can do for free.
Do not stop opening your mail, trying to ignore the bills will not make them go away. Visit the Citizens Advice Bureau or look on line for help with debt. These people can be invaluable to you.
Hypnotherapy is also a valuable resource at this time.
In hypnosis you can achieve an uncluttered mind allowing you to see things clearly and therefore giving you the chance to find the right solution to your problems.
You can also learn relaxation techniques to help you through any future anxiety and stress. Change your mindset to give you a more positive outlook enabling you to deal easily with problems as they arise.