A financial crisis can affect not only your professional or personal life but most importantly, your health. It can make you feel as if turning things around will be impossible.
Two of the most common effects are anxiety and depression. And these two walk hand-in-hand. When one is anxious most of the time, they increase their chances of developing depression and when one has developed depression, anxiety is a common symptom. Each one is debilitating in its own way. Happy Ho organizes best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR area in India.
Anxiety can manifest in multiple ways but most people report suffering from panic attacks. They feel as if their chest is tightening, breathing becomes difficult and a feeling of impending doom persists – the idea that something terrible is going to happen and the idea does not seem to go away. Anxiety is not only in the shape of a panic attack, you can also experience it in other ways – racing and unwanted thoughts, profuse sweating, trembling, nausea, and a rapid heartbeat.
Depression is something that’s beyond the general feelings of sadness and self-doubt. Depression persists for a longer period of time, it involves changes in mood, appetite and sleep. One does not enjoy doing activities that they previously loved and may involve in dark thoughts or risky behaviours. Depression could be caused by the divorce or death of someone close, and now the financial burden remains on you to support your household with only one income.
Other conditions that can be caused or worsened by financial stress include:
- Heart Disease/Attack
- Weight Gain/Loss
- Eating Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Substance Abuse
In the next article, we’ll be addressing how you can ease the mental and emotional impacts of a financial crisis.