Is Being Broke Making You Sick?

Have you  had a financial crisis that caused you to become physically ill? Were you unable to get out of bed, constantly crying, unable to complete tasks, or enjoy a social life. Financial problems can make you physically ill.

Broke-i$m! causes stress.   Stress can lead to physical ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, insominia, anxiety, and skin problems.

Twelve million women in the United States are diagnosed with depression and anxiety related illnesses. Moreover, women experience depression 2x more than men.

The major causes are developmental, biological, and social. The changing roles and expectations of women, along with the increased poverty rates are major contributing factors.

Broke-i$m! is making you sick!

So how can you get well? Below are 5 suggestions to Stop Broke-i$m! and get financially and physically healthy.

  • Exercise.  Allocate at least 30-45 minutes per day doing light to moderate exercise. If you’ve not exercised before, begin by walking at a brisk pace, but not too fast that causes you not to have a conversation. Try this at least 3-5 days per week. This will boost the endorphin levels in your brain improving your mood.
  • Develop a budget. A budget is telling your money where to go. Take charge by telling your money where to go before it tells you where it went. A budget is important to tool that will give you a sense of control and confidence when managing your finances.
  • Get an accountability partner. Find a friend who has the same financial and physical goals and partner-up. Check in each week with person to ensure you both are on target toward your goals. This relationship will help you to realize you are not alone on this journey.
  • See a therapist. A therapist will help you resolve issues contributing to your physical and psychological problems. Therapy does not mean you have mental problems, but it allows a neutral third party to assist in identifying the stressors and provide strategies to make positive changes.
  • Hire a financial adviser/wealth coach. Working with a financial adviser is shown to increase individual savings rates and wealth accumulation. Hire someone who is focused on meeting your financial goals. You must feel comfortable with this person, and transparent about your financial situation. Your adviser will hold you accountable, so it important that you have a good working relationship.

Broke-i$m! can result in serious health problems. Implementing the above suggestions will improve your physical and financial health.

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