“The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking” …… by Dr Wayne Dyer.
Well if that’s the case, then we have an enormous number of people engaging in stressful thoughts on a daily basis!
So if there is no actual stress but stressful thoughts – what’s causing us to think stressful then?
Top 5 areas that stress us out:
49% Personal finances
45% Family issues
44% Personal health
40% Trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle
38% Issues with the health of close ones
According to research provided by the Australian Psychology Society’s 2016 well-being survey year on year for the last 5 years.
The research continues to show that Financial Issues remain No 1 for us.
It’s no surprise that family issues follow a close second. For whenever the home life is experiencing financial pressure the family members whether young or old feel the flow on effect of this.
How we are managing this stress?
Not very well according to the research. Instead of seeking help, information and/or knowledge to improve our situation – we are drinking more, playing more online games, continuing to smoke, gambling and even taking to recreational drug use.
Which is like being on a merry-go-round because it’s costing more money to afford these habits and creating more problems for your health!
Stress plays havoc with our body and you can take a look for yourself to see how it can affect certain parts of it!
As you can see above, stress can and will cause some serious issues in your body.
So here’s 5 ways you can alleviate and possibly move stress out of your life:
- Move your body; dance, walk or any other exercise that you enjoy. This will release endorphin’s in your brain that make you feel happy and more alive.
- Laugh; watch a movie that makes you laugh out loud or spend time with family and friends that make you feel good and laugh lots. There’s nothing like a good belly laugh.
- Eat clean healthy food; food that nourishes and strengthens your body not depletes it or makes you feel sluggish and lethargic. There’s nothing like a meal that makes you feel really satisfied. One of the meals that does it for me is fish and my favourite is Whiting piled with broccoli, pumpkin and sweet potato or a chunky bowl of salad.
- Read or listen; to books on self-improvement that educate and create a healthy positive belief in you.
- Gratitude; write out every day the areas in your life you are grateful for. Be thankful for the wonderful things you have in your life.
- Think positive thoughts; thinking negative thoughts bring you down and only create more negative things in your life.
“The Secret” a movie and audio produced a few years ago is a great start to re-program your thinking in this area.
There are many other great authors that I love and Dr Wayne Dyer’s – Being in Balance is another that I highly recommend reading or listening to check out the sample audio here Being In Balance.
Tony Robbins also has a great 2 min video on “How to pull yourself out of a funk” you can check it out here Tony Robbins.
- Be committed; to learning more about your health and understanding about what’s happening with your money. There are loads of resources on this subject and your local library has loads of good books on this subject. Another way to build on your financial knowledge is to listen to podcasts by financial experts or take an online course, where you can do this in the privacy of your own home. If you like to learn online, we offer a great first course to get you heading in the right direction and it is a little as $99 for a limited time. You can check out it by this link on Your Money Right Now.
By making YOU a priority and investing the time into discovering what makes you truly happy – you will change your life. Change your life to live the way you truly desire.
You are magnificent and perfect exactly the way you are and the world needs more people like you – the very fact you are reading this is proof. So don’t be afraid to be YOU.
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To your financial health
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