Financial stress is a sadly widespread experience. According to a poll done by About.com, roughly 7 in 10 respondents are “very stressed” about money, and only 1 in 10 report that they are not stressed about finances-and the proportion of people stressed about money is only increasing.
This is pretty significant because financial stress is linked to health problems. With the rising cost of gas and food, the mortgage crisis, and the continuing bank troubles we are seeing, many Americans are feeling the crunch of financial stress.
Some people may find themselves being more irritable, anxious, lethargic or sad. Some may be unable to sleep, may eat too much or too little, or may experience physical symptoms of stress, like high blood pressure or headaches. Sadly, others may turn to behaviors like gambling, alcohol or drug us. Often, one symptom can lead to another- anxiety can lead to sleeplessness, which can cause greater stress and so on.
At Natural Wellness Care we can assist you in reducing your financial stress.