Have a case of the money blues? See strategies to help you deal
Everybody's worried about money these days. There's no denying that the economy is worrisome. But you can cope with tough times with these upbeat and practical strategies.
Don't keep to yourself if you're struggling financially--this could leave you feeling isolated or depressed. You'll be happier if you spend time with family and friends. Talk to them about your problems. They're likely dealing with the same issues or can at least offer support.
If you're stressed, do things that soothe you, such as taking a walk or enjoying your favorite hobby or activity. Exercising and eating properly can also relieve anxiety.
Instead of feeling like you could be let go any time, focus on your strengths. Tell yourself, "I got this job because I'm hardworking, talented and skilled."
If you find yourself saying negative things like "I'll never be able to pay off this debt," you're in danger of becoming overwhelmed by your fears. You can't control the rising cost of gas or groceries, but you can come up with ways to save money until the economy improves.