Financial crises such as economic downturns, losing your job, or an increase in financial obligations puts an enormous strain on many people. Insecurities both financially and about your self-esteem can lead to many problems including depression, anxiety, or in some cases drug and alcohol abuse.
In the following sections, we will go over some options that can be done at home or provided by medical professionals to alleviate and or cope with these feelings.
It cannot be overstated that if there are any feelings of harming yourself or others are present or if drug abuse- whether prescribed or over the counter medications- is a factor, medical interventions need to be incorporated.
Many facilities which can assist with drug abuse or depression/anxiety issues due to financial struggles or many other causes are located throughout the country and they can help people manage emotions from trauma, PTSD, and much more.
If you’re female, the best resource would be rehab for women. Such treatment offers programs to help bring your self-esteem to keep pushing on while teaching and motivating you to tackle these depressing or anxious thoughts and feelings with helpful or constructive techniques and activities. Drug or substance abuse may seem like a great way to numb the effects of losing your job or vent about the stresses of current financial burdens, but in the long (and short) run taking medications or drinking alcohol inappropriately is a path leading to self-destruction. These so-called outlets are counter productive to your well being.
At Home Solutions
If serious implications such as substance/alcohol abuse or suicidal thought are not present at home remedies may be the ticket to feeling like yourself again. Meditation works wonders but what many are not aware of, is that doing activities such as sewing, coloring in adult coloring books, and listening to relaxing or comforting music are also considered meditational practices. You do not have to necessarily pay high-end prices for the care you need and deserve to get through this rough patch in your life.
If those ideas do not suit you or are ineffective, getting your partner to give you a massage, talking and socializing with friends and family and setting a budget/ reward system may be better suited. With the budget and reward system, you develop a budget plan which suits your income and payment situation. When you meet or do not exceed your budgetary limits you reward yourself with something you enjoy. This could be a sweet treat or even a walk on the beach. Whatever suits your budget while still bringing you happiness is what you are looking for for your reward.
Eighty percent of people who were asked if financial stress affected his or her life responded affirmatively. According to the information obtained from this survey, women tended to stress more about financial strains than their male counterparts. Usually, this is due to women wanting to make sure their families are well taken care of and have all of their needs met.
Financial stress is a very common problem many men and women face each day. The important thing to remember is that there is always help available, whether from friends, family or medical professionals, and that hope is not far away.