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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Self Care and Finances

As boomers, sandwiched between kids growing up and parents growing older, you may already have your hands full. And in this economy, your everyday challenges are likely compounded by financial concerns. Click on the title above and read an article about how to manage common unhappiness on

Choose to live a healthier lifestyle. There is now no doubt that this financial crisis will be deep and go on for a long time. You may have already suffered a loss of faith, trust or confidence. But you can believe that you have control over your life - it's up to you.

Recognize how you deal with tension related to money. Financial pressure can lead to unhealthy activities like smoking and drinking. If these behaviors are causing problems for you, try to find healthier ways to manage your anxiety. There are 12-step and behavior modification programs that provide the guidance and support that you need.

The best antidote to stress is taking care of yourself. Fear and uncertainty can contribute to the failure of conventional wisdom in tough times. But the human spirit is resilient. You must have learned some lessons from these difficult circumstances. Think about them now and begin to put them to good use.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your ideas are helpful and I appreciate them. I just wish the economic situation would begin to turn around. I've never before been so discouraged about the future.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Pen Pen said...

Money holds us back-controls our options, and makes us frustrated.....I hate it when people say money doesn't matter! Only people who HAVE money say that!!!! UGH!

1:17 PM  

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