Reduce Financial Stress

When it comes to improving your health, you may instantly think exercise and diet. While these two things definitely play a role in your overall health, so does one other aspect of your life—your finances.

With Finances Come Stress

The rate of Americans who suffer from financial stress only continues to grow from year to year. In fact, many people living in the United States rank finances the No. 1 reason for their high stress levels. Since stress wreaks havoc on a person’s health, the source of the problem must be alleviated. In this case, the issue is money.

To relieve the stress, take control of your finances by establishing better habits. For instance, if you are spending more than you make—it has to stop…now. Write down how much you bring home a month in one column, your monthly bills in another column and your “leftovers,” if any, in a third column. If the second column (bills) is higher than the first column (income), it’s time to do some major evaluating of your finances. Where can you cut costs on your monthly bills? Do you need to consider a second job in order to play “catch-up”? You need to figure out a way to make the first column number equal to or higher than the second column.

Also, change your lifestyle to fit your income. Learn how to live on less in order to save more. This can help you reduce your stress, since you’ll no longer be spending money or living the lifestyle you really can’t afford. Both your wallet—and your heart—will appreciate this change.

Stress can cause a number of symptoms, including backaches, heartburn, high blood pressure, insomnia, headaches, and much more! Don’t suffer any more, especially when we are in the neighborhood.

Stop by our urgent care center to be seen by an experienced physician who can decide whether your symptoms are stress-related or something more.