As you may have read in one of our previous post about Financial Fears, more than half of consumers in a recent survey said that they worry about their finances every single day. Despite increasing consumer confidence, the majority of people are still feeling stress about their financial situations. So how can these consumers reduce their stress without reducing their bank account? Here are some low-cost techniques for stress relief.
Low Cost Stress Relief
This free activity can be very effective at relieving stress. Taking some quiet time to clear your head can be incredibly helpful. Try to clear your head, breathe, be calm, and think positive. It might be just the “refresher” you need.
You can put on some relaxing music while you meditate, read a book, or while you’re working on a household project. It can be very helpful in cheering you up, inspiring you, or just calming you down.
Exercise can be incredibly beneficial not only to your physical health, but also in reducing stress. Go for a jog, look up a home workout regimen, do some yoga, or take up a sport. Costs may vary based on your chosen activity, but you may just need a pair of sneakers. You should also consult with your physician before beginning any serious physical fitness routine.
Is there an activity that you are passionate about? Something you get lost in? Maybe it’s writing, drawing, painting, or crafting. Whatever it is, give yourself a fun little project to work on in your spare time. Don’t pressure yourself to complete it. This is something that you enjoy doing, that doesn’t require too much strain, but forces you to focus your energy towards something fun and productive. It can really take your mind off the stress of your finances.
One of the biggest challenges people have is finding the time to take care of themselves. Making time may not immediately help you pay off credit cards or get out of debt, but it may clear your head enough to come up with a plan for your finances, and just get through your day with a little less anxiety.
Do you need more than just help with financial stress relief? Contact the certified counselors at American Consumer Credit Counseling by calling 866-826-7177, or visit ConsumerCredit.com to learn more.