Tips To Control Stress In Current Lousy Economy

Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 12:55 AM | 1 Comment

We all know for millions the current economy is nothing but stress day in and day out. Instead of recession economy, it can be easily called stress economy.

So many good and decent folks lost their jobs and are out of work for some time now and no chance in sight to get back to join the gainfully employed.

The more you think about stress, the more it causes stress.

However, experts in the field advise with some practice you can reduce the level of stress in your life especially in your financial life. When you are under stress, a condition known as hormone cortisol increases its level within your body. That in turn makes you more flustered.

Whatever the causes, you should tackle each one at a time. Experts say trying to de-stress yourself all at once causes more stress. They urge a more methodical and sane approach that can help you be more productive in life – with or without job – and minimize stress.


Therefore, the solution is addressing one task at a time, according to clinical psychologists.

  • Make a list

    In order to de-stress your mind, you must be organized. For that, each day, write down everything you need to accomplish on a piece of paper. Better yet, you could use MS WORD or a Free Word Processor from Open Office dot Org and make a few points in bullet form. It will make you not only organized but it would give you a sense of control as well. Always do one task at a time.

  • Sleep on it

    At the end of the day, you feel tired. What I do is not think about anything. Blank my mind and just sleep on it. If a racing mind often keeps you awake, writing down any to-do items or thoughts can take the worries out of your head and lead to better rest.

  • Tidy up

    A messy and cluttered space can make you feel overwhelmed. When you can’t find what you are looking for when you need it, you feel even more stressed. Just picking one task or spot to focus on and clean each day will make a big difference before you know it.

  • Buy yourself some time

    Hiring someone to help you can give you more time for the things you want to do and make your life simpler and less stressful. You can hire someone to do:

    • Your dwelling cleaning
    • Laundry
    • Pet care
    • Lawn mowing
    • Grocery store run or other errands.
    • Even in tough times in this lousy economy, strategic use of outside help can give you a lot of relief for relatively little money if you plan wisely.

  • Breathe easy

    It’s natural when you are feeling stressed, your breathing speeds up and becomes shallow. As a result, your heart rate and blood pressure rise, less oxygen reaches your brain, and consequently you may feel light-headed and anxious. There are many websites you can research for in your favorite search engine for the subject matter.

  • Tense to relax

    Stress is often written all over your body. Anyone can see and feel you are under stress. Using a method called progressive relaxation helps release tension throughout your body.

In a Nutshell
Regular mindfulness practice actually can change your body’s responses to stress and eventually can reduce hormone cortisol in your body. Finding and getting a job would definitely reduce the stress in your financial life. I hope you get the job you are looking for.

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