How to cope with money stress in January
National Coffee Break Day is all about remembering to enjoy life, avoid being a workaholic, and simply take a daily coffee break.
Work addiction, formerly regarded to be a "good" addiction, requires the same diagnosis, treatment, and recovery as any other mental health disorder.
Hard effort is a desirable virtue, but too much of a good thing may have a negative impact on a person's quality of life. Workaholism is gaining attention from experts as an actual addiction with health implications as worker burnout rates climb.
The UK's economic crisis has dragged the country into its longest recession ever, according to the Bank of England, which has hiked interest rates by the greatest in 33 years, from 2.25% to 3%.
Interest rates and inflation have been growing since December 2022 as the cost of living has risen, and this trend is projected to continue into this year and into the first half of 2024.
While we all know there are many more important things in life than money, when you're struggling financially, worry and panic may take control. It can lower your self-esteem, make you feel imperfect, and fill you with hopelessness. When financial stress reaches too much, your mind, body, and social life might suffer.
Take a look at the common side effects of financial stress and our holistic methods to help treat them.
What is it?: trouble falling or remaining asleep long enough to feel refreshed the next morning.
What is this?: headaches, gastrointestinal issues, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Money issues may also induce you to delay or miss seeing a doctor in nations where healthcare is not free.
Weight loss & gain
What is it?: Stress's all-consuming force may render you unable to think about anything else. This may have an impact on your eating habits.
What is it?: When you are not in the mood to socialise, or when you cannot afford to. In any case, social disengagement can lead to isolation and increased stress.
What is it? A low mood that lasts for weeks or months affects your daily life.
What is it?: The symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder differ from person to person, but they all involve persistent worrying, apprehension, and difficulty concentrating.
Unhealthy coping skills
What is it?: Such is binge drinking, prescription or illicit drug abuse, gambling, or overeating. Money issues might also lead to self-harm or suicidal ideation.
What is it?: People frequently bottle up or keep their stress to themselves, making it harder for their partners to understand and assist them.
Right now, your financial issues may appear to be overwhelming and permanent. However, in time, things will improve and your attitude will alter, especially if you seek help. Many people want to help you at this terrible time, so please reach out!
See our list of available help we have sourced for you:
Suicidal thoughts please contact a Samaritan on 116 123.Money and mental health see Mind