Anxiety doesn’t discriminate; having wealth doesn’t mean you are safe from distress, just as having less doesn’t make life any easier. We live in challenging times, where adversity accelerates both as individual and business worries and stress.
Money-worries can make things even worse. Many people experience financial stress when things are normal. The links between mental health and money are well known.
The change caused by COVID-19 is forcing its way into our lives. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to stay tuned in to what feels best for your future. It can take a significant toll not only on your physical and mental health but the health of your business as well.
As the changes impact your business, you have an opportunity to allow creativity and innovation to kick into high gear. You have to stay flexible and take steps to land on your feet and a smile on your face.
It’s important to note the difference between healthy levels of stress which keeps you moving and having more severe chronic anxiety. Stress can infringe on your ability to cope and carry on with even the most basic everyday responsibilities.
For your business, it makes sense to encourage family, friends, employees and others to speak up about the issues worrying them so they can be better supported. Do everything you can to remove the stressors.
Here are a few questions to help adjust your mindset.
- What’s my ideal outcome, and what do I need to do now?
- What opportunities haven’t I been willing to see which could make a difference?
- Understand how adversity accelerates money problems.
- Change the way you think about money, after all, it is only a tool.
- What’s my sub-conscious saying to me which I’m now willing to embrace?
- Who or what could help me have the best outcomes?
- Set the right goals for these uncertain times
- Perhaps it’s the right time for you to start a new business?
The answers are always available if you’re willing to ask the right people the right questions.
No matter your situation, if you look at life events and draw a timeline, you could quickly identify several new approaches you might make and ward off internal turmoil.
While money is a significant cause of stress and anxiety, you are experiencing, stop what you are doing an take control of your financial affairs. Can you lower the pressure by changing a couple of money habits?
- Take charge of the credit cards and chequebooks.
- Stop all unnecessary spending.
- Involve your family and employees, so they know what’s going on.
- Bring your financial affairs up-to-date, so you know where you stand.
- Recast your budget for the next twelve months.
- Understanding how to manage your money, become more financially savvy.
Becoming more productive, harnessing motivation, and achieving results are about employing the right habits and routines. It’s not something you do some of the time; it becomes part of the way you approach your work during times of adversity.
Start to reduce worries and stress with this tool, “Activating Foresight and Insight in Adversity”. Contact us for a copy https://faqsupport.com.au/contact-us/
Key Message: If in doubt, sing out. Seek advice from a practical advisor or mentor, and improve your health and well-being, by streamlining your workflow and tackling the stressors in your life head-on.
“Shuffling papers and doing basic operational tasks can be stress-relieving, but not goal achieving”. Peter Sergeant