I am now please to be part of a blog that can help me to solve my problem of stress. It is hard to keep low, my doctor says a little stress is good for me. If anyone can help with advice I am willing to listen. I will be happy to help as much as i can! The first thing is to try to keep things in perspective. Whatever is happening is probably not as bad as it seems. What is causing you the most stress?
I would exercise if you can to relieve a little stress. My stress is work related being in public sector could lose my job. Have faith in yourself, mind off of anything that might cause the stress.
Try to distract yourself in something you enjoy, in the meantime you do ur work. Try to count 1 to 10 or 20 when u find urself getting stressed. If you are religious, you need to practise some prayers to relieve your soul.
Good luck, try to calm yourself, try to do something you enjoy for a change, go for a walk, try to unwind and do anything that you might find your interest in it! Try real hard to remember what is important to you in your life. I used to be very driven and very job focused. I have lost many things in my very long journey, and have learned a lot about what truly is important and it was not my job. I had to focus on happiness (that took a long time to truly understand what that was). What used to be important is no longer important, and what should have been important, finally has become important to me. Do you have good friends and family for support?
I know how you feel, i used to work in the private sector in Accounting and every time the cash flow was slow I would panic. I now work in the public sector but still have the fear of being without work. How I cope is by trying to save my pennies…I eat breakfast at home, bring my lunch, bought a coffee pot at work trying not to spend. This way my “emergency fund” is getting larger and this makes me feel better. I also looked for ways to make extra money on the side so now I make and decorate cakes, cookies and cupcakes. I don’t make a lot of money but it forces me to relax, do something that I enjoy and make a little extra money…all at the same time. Do you have any hobbies that you can turn into a cash flow? I know this is all about money but having some extra in my pocket relieves my stress and fears of being laid off.
I did just lose my job, but i saw it coming. It was no fault of mine, our part of the contract ended after a 9.5 year run. My company kept me on for 3 more months, but we do not want to leave where we live. Since I saw it coming, I dropped all debt payments to the bare minimum and stashed cash. We can survive a few months, but God has never failed us yet.
You may want to go ahead and cut expenses to bare minimum and start saving as much as you can. It might also be good to start looking without alerting you current company and staff. It is better to reduce spending to a minimum. I have been doing that for about a year now. I also buy the cheapest items in the supermarket own brand product, they are ok to use. Making sure you maximise the benefits entitled to helps. There are allowances and bits of money we can all claim available with research.