18 Nov Breathe!
Sounds like a silly command doesn’t it? But by breathing you can calm your mind and elevate your mood. In fact Dr. Weil states; “Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” Dr. Weil has three breathing exercises to help you gain control over your mind state. Breathing may be the key to your salvation during these hectic times.
Job layoffs, creditor collection calls, divorce and debt are all stressors which are destroying the American dream. The experts say the recession is over and life is grand. This statement only seems to pour salt into the wound of reality that life is tough for everyone. Everyone that is who does not have parachute retirement package rewarding their bad financial behavior.
You did not get into debt or a bad marriage over night. You are not going to get out of these situations over night. Breathing gives you a chance to take a moment and reflect. Reflecting gives you the opportunity to calm your physical condition. Reflecting also gives the opportunity to outline a game plan for recovery. During this reflection you may discover that that job layoff is an opportunity to pursue a life long dream. A divorce may give you the opportunity to get out of a bad marriage and find your true companion. Sound goofy? Maybe. But why not take a chance be goofy, take a moment to breathe and turn a negative into a positive opportunity to change.
Remember that knowledge is power and the more knowledge you have about controlling stress the more power you will have to control stressful situations.
Written by Kansas City Missouri Bankruptcy Attorney, Rachel Lynn Foley.