Money Stress Is Killing Me

My Money Stress Is Killing Me



My Money Stress Is Killing Me

How To Save Yourself

       If you’ve ever said, “my money stress is killing me”, you’re not alone. Many people have felt that way. Fortunately, many people have changed that as well. Let’s see how we can help you.

Money Stress Is Killing Me

Money and bills are a large part of life that impacts other parts of our lives as well. It’s no wonder why many people have said, “my money stress is killing me”. There are two ways to solve that problem. The first and most important is to change the way we view money. The second is to change the way we handle it. Follow along to save your financial life.

Why Money Stress Is Killing Me

Money Stress Is Killing Me

This may seem like an obvious answer, but it’s not that simple. It is not just your bills that it is killing you, but your mentality towards your finances as well.

  • Bills

         Bills never stop coming. This is not the problem however. It is to be expected. Our problem is that we weren’t prepared to handle those bills in the first place and now they are piling up. When you can’t handle your regular bills, handling them times two or three becomes impossible.

  • Income

         If we were making more, we’d be able to afford more. This would obviously handle the pressure of our bills. This is not always true however. Many begin to make more and because of this, spend more. So while we gained more income, we also gained more bills and find ourselves right back to where we started. This can be even more depressing and frustrating than we felt before this increase in money.

  • Self-Worth        
        If you are not making as much as you are worth or for the lifestyle you are drawn to, it hits our ego hard. It shames us and shame is a dangerous feeling. It doesn’t just stop growth, it can reverse it. It is this shame that can kill us as well.

How We Should View Money

Money like everything else is impacted by how we view it. Our perspective doesn’t just impact our feelings to problems, but also our solutions.

How we should view our money
  • Buying Things

         We all love fancy things and that’s a problem. When you love things, you need more things. What we should love is what we have. Gratitude is the lesson that money blinded us to.

  • Is it Worth It

        Sometimes we look at an item or service and believe we need it or can afford it. It is advantageous for us to look at the long term effects of this purchase or commitment. Is this something that I will lose interest with, have to replace for something else, or wont’ give me the mental peace that I need. Is this something that will become a long term debt and add to the items that make me say that my money stress is killing me.

  • Am I Worth It

         This question goes deeper than the previous. Yes a bill may be expensive and come with fees or fines, but ask yourself am I worth it? More specifically, is that bill worth your mental health and peace. It may be more expensive to worry about this bill. It may be better the solution to do what is best for your mental health.

How We Should handle Money

How we should view our money

Money is a tool and all tools work best when handled properly. Money is more than just spending and saving. Money has multiple and proper ways of use.

  • A Firm Grip

         If money is a tool, then we should handle it like one. We should hold onto it with firm grip, meaning be intentional and aware of what we are doing. With a loose grip we will drop our tool or lose our money. I’m not saying to be stingy or greedy, I am saying to be aware and intentional of the power our tool withholds.

  • Lifetime Warranty

         The best tools have a lifetime warranty. They are something that we can use for the rest of our lives and pass down to our children. That’s how we should view our money, will this debit or credit effect my lifetime warranty. Will this remove or contribute the lifetime of my money. 

  • Multiple Uses

         The best tools aren’t used for only one job but multiple. If a one purchase or bill wipes out your money, then you just wasted your tool on only one job. It is important that we are responsible and act sparingly with our money. Never spending more than we have or than what we can currently afford. Remember, if we spend it now, we wont have it late but if we save it now, we can have more than enough for more time to come.

  • Talk To A Supervisor

             No one on a job site should be without proper training and money happens to be a very difficult job. Talk to your supervisor or a professional to give you the training you need. They may even be someone who at one time also said, “my money stress is killing me”.

Important Tips To Remember

  • Money is just a tool
  • Our perspective is extremely important
  • Money requires proper training
  • Talk to someone who understands money better that you

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Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Expert Guide To Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms


Expert Guide To
Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and General Anxiety Symptoms are commonly confused. Understanding the difference is essential in solving the problem.

Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Some of the common Social Anxiety Disorder symptoms include an increased heart rate, sweating, trembling, body tension, difficulty breathing, and trouble concentrating. This is similar to General Anxiety Disorder, except Social Anxiety comes from social situations. Follow along as we explain this in better detail.

Physical Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Physical Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

While anxiety starts in the mind, it doesn’t end there. The body is all connected and informs us of our anxiety physically. 

  • Heart Rate

         One of the most common symptoms is an increased heart rate. This is your bodies natural response to fear. You are now in fight or flight mode.

  • Sweating

         Heavy sweating can be embarrassing and realizing this can worsen your anxiety. This is due to nervous system responding to the stimuli of fear. 

  • Trembling/Shaking        
         Adrenaline has been released and your body wants to react. Instead of fighting or running however, we are staying in place and shaking.

  • Body Tension  
         As our oxygen restricts and our blood vessels constrict, our bodies tighten up. This can be felt in the chest, face, hands, and many other places.
  • Difficulty Breathing      
         While it may feel as if you are having less air, you are actually breathing more or over breathing. Your body is taking quick and short breaths as it prepares to run. Staying still however, makes this breathing difficult.

Mental Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

What’s worst feeling this way or realizing that you are feeling this way. Anxiety can be set to repeat when it is stuck in the mind.

Mental Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms​
  • Difficulty Concentrating

         Adrenaline is not here to help us think. It is here to help us react to our instincts. It can become very difficult to remember, think, or even talk as we normally do.

  • Fear of Being Judged

        We fear what we do not know and we do not know what others are thinking of us. For this reason, we worry about whether we are being judged or made fun of.

  • Fear of Public Places

        Realizing that being afraid of one person brings great discomfort, tells us that a crowd is virtually impossible. 

  • Fear of People We Are Attracted To

        Whether it’s the opposite or same sex, people that we find attractive can bring great anxiety. We may find ourselves uncomfortable being near these people and avoid relationships all together.

  • Fear of Successful People

        If we are afraid of being judged, we naturally place fear on people that we believe would judge. We assume that these people will spot our mediocrity and make us feel ashamed.

Wrong Things To Do

Wrong Things To Do

We are correct and looking to solve our problems but the method we choose is very important. Here are some common poor choices.

  • Abusing A Substance

         Alcohol is commonly referred to as liquid strength but strength comes from facing problems not hiding. Like all substances, this does not cure our problem. It may even create more!

  • Hiding

         While there is a time to rest and get grounded. Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms are not cured by locking ourselves up inside the house. 

  • Ignoring It

         Your body is communicating with you and ignoring it is not getting the message. The more we try to suppress, the more the body works to remind us.

  • Giving Up

           You are not the only person to have experienced and you too can share how you overcame it. Don’t give up, give yourself a chance to get better. It is more than possible.


What Can You Do

What Can You Do

Now you are asking the right question and congratulation, you are already past the first step!

  • Personal Research

         By doing research and reading articles such as this, you are starting your journey of understanding and conquering your Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms.

  • Understand Yourself

         Rather than hide or suppress your feelings, understand them. Listen to your body and realize what and why it is communicating this message. 

  • Remind Yourself

         Once you understand what and why it is happening. Remind your body and mind that it is safe. If you don’t need to run or fight, remind your body that this is a time for peace. Some extra tips to do this is by breathing exercises, grounding ourselves, or meditating.

  • Talk To A Professional 

          You don’t have to do this alone, in fact it would be better if you talked to a professional. Obtain a better understanding of what and why this happening and conquer it for good.


Important Tips To Remember

  • Your body is in fight or flight
  • Your mind believes you are being judged
  • Don’t suppress or hide this feeling
  • Remind yourself that you are safe
  • Talk to someone about it

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How To Reduce Holiday Stress

How To Reduce Holiday Stress


How To Reduce Holiday Stress

3 Steps To enjoy The Holidays

       If your wanting to learn how to reduce holiday stress, you are not alone. They say it is a time of joy, laughter, and thankfulness. Then why do so many of us approach the holidays with fear, anxiety, and remorse. Follow along as we learn together how to reduce holiday stress.

How To Reduce Holiday Stress

     First things first! Before we learn how to reduce holiday stress, we need to learn where our stress is coming from. Avoiding our problem will not make it go away. We may get really good at ignoring it, but the truth is that it still is effecting the way we act and react. The sooner we face our problems, the sooner we can begin to solve and resolve them.

Worry Less

     At first, this may not feel good. We are essentially asking ourselves to face the problem that we found necessary to avoid in the first place. It will be worth in the long run however. Trading temporary discomfort for long term satisfaction is a great deal!

      For many people it may be an argument that we had with family. For some, it may be the realization that we aren’t with family. Are you already struggling financially? If so, the added expense of the holidays will not help. There are many possibilities as to what your true problem is and maybe you need the help of a therapist to discover it. All of these problems follow the same faulty thinking over.

Aligning Our Expectations With Our Reality

    This is the 2nd part of learning how to reduce holiday stress. Once we determine, what our true problem is we can begin fixing it. There are two ways we can align our expectations with our realities. We can either adjust our expectations or our realities. Are we, or is life being unfair?

how to reduce holiday stress
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     If we are being unfair, it means we are setting to high of an expectation. Are we asking someone to get over something that we haven’t processed correctly? If so, we can approach them with love and ask how we can help. When life is being unfair, we have to work level the playing field. Did we have unexpected expenses that are preventing us from making the purchases we desire? If so, now is the time to create a budget. Our expectations will not align themselves. We need to put in the work to make them harmonious with our realities.

Enjoy Your Holiday!

The last step often seems like the most obvious. Enjoy your holiday! What does this truly mean however? Now that we have discovered and resolved our problem, our job is to truly understand what this holiday is about. Whether our holiday holds religious significance, is about being grateful, or just about having fun, we need to make this our focus. Our problem is no longer allowed to get in the way of our celebration. Spend some time truly understanding the purpose of your holiday and commit yourself mentally to experiencing it. Don’t just have a holiday, truly become a part of it.

3 steps to enjoy your holiday

Important Tips To Remember

  • The holiday is not really your problem
  • Discover what your problem really is
  • Align your expectations with your reality
  • Discover what your holiday is really about
  • Really celebrate and enjoy your holiday

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