Stress At Home Part 1

Stress and being in debt

Money is a source of stress, no matter how much you have, or don’t have. Stress is brought about by worrying what you are going to do with your money, where you are going to get money, and how you are going to pay the bills. To lessen the stress in your life, you are going to have to make your money work for you, and your budget. Being on a budget, and sticking to that budget is going to lessen some of the financial stress in your life.

If you have stress in your life because of debt, you first need to sit down and think about what you have. You have money coming into the home. The money you have coming in usually is not going to change. Now you have to seriously think about where you spend your money. If you are spending much of your money on eating out, on going to the movies and not paying the bills, you have some serious thinking to do. You need to list all the expenses for the home.

It can be stressful thinking about how many bills you have, but in the end, you are going to shorten the stressful times in your life as you take control of your bills and expenses. In reviewing where you are spending your money and how you are spending your money, you will have to make a few decisions. Decide where you are going to find an extra $100 per month. This could mean you don’t eat lunch out, that you don’t go to the bar everyday, or perhaps that you are not going to stop at the store every day after work but just one day a week. You need to cut bills, and cut the stress about money in your life so you can feel better about your finances every day.

When setting your budget, analyze what is necessary and take that money out first. Rent or mortgage, utilities, food, clothing, auto payments, gas, and insurance are necessities. After these have been deducted from your income, look at what is left and decide the most useful way to allocate those funds. The time you spend looking hard at your finances will be repaid by a reduction in stress over how to pay your bills and survive.

To cut stress about money, you should also put a plan into effect that will help you create a savings account. A savings account can be started with just five dollars a week. As small as that may be, when you really have an emergency you won’t have to stress about money because you will should a few bucks in a savings account that will get you through in an  emergency. Your goal should be to bring your savings up to the equivalent of 3 months of bills. Learn to cut unnecessary expenses and save money, both are great methods of cutting the stress in your life when it all comes down to money!

How to reduce stress at home to make life easier

Stress is a reason why a lot of people get sick, or end up in the hospital over and over. To keep this from happening to you,  don’t let things bother you as much as you do. It is all up to you to decide how you will react to any given situation.

There are a lot of ways to stop stress from happening to you or even your household. Don’t worry about things that have yet to happen. Worrying about the future is a main cause of stress. People worry about their future a lot. You cannot sit and worry about your future while you are focusing on the gifts of your life now. The past is something that makes people feel stress. It was a mistake, a heartache, or you were treated badly but it is over and done with now so don’t keep revisiting it, that just causes unnecessary stress. Everyone in this world makes mistakes and has been disappointed.  Life is way too short to worry about the future or hold anger and hurt from the past.  Missteps and mistakes are just building blocks to who you are. Learn from the past but do not live in the past.

A good way to reduce stress at home with your children is to do fun things regularly. Fun things like going for ice cream, go to a park, color with your children, have a family game night and other things that are fun. This will keep not only you, but also your children from getting stressed about things.

There are certain times in life that there is no way around being stressed. This is just part of life. Having a loved one in the hospital, losing a family member or a job, and other things like that are things that just happen in life. Those types of things are stressful, but you need to find other things to focus on. Remember that no matter how bad it seems in the moment you have two choices. You can either accept the situation or do something to change it.


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