What Does Stress Have to Do With Money?

in Make by Lacey Langford, AFC®

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time! It’s What the Heck Wednesday, people!! I’m talking stress and money. When it comes to stress, this week’s What the Heck is personal. It’s personal because, for the last year and a half, I haven’t been managing stress well. With my crazy work life and trying to balance it with my family life, things have been crazy. But something changed three weeks ago. At one point, I had a moment to breathe and thought “what am I doing?” I realized I could no longer maintain all the things I was trying to accomplish in a day and keep my sanity! I love, absolutely love the financial work I do with the military community. In fact, I love it so much it doesn’t feel like work. Because of that, I think I missed some of the signs that I was extremely stressed out until it just hit me. I realized I needed to let some things go in my life to reduce my stress. Sooo, I quit the fulltime work I was doing with the Navy Reserve. Yep! It was a hard decision because I love the people I work with plus the work I do. And, I’m not going to lie, change is difficult. But once I made the decision, it felt right. I’m ready to let that go now and work on my own business fulltime. It’s only been a few days since I finished but I can already see a difference in my stress level. Because of all this, I want to point out how important it is to manage your stress because it creeps into every aspect of your life, just like money does. When you’re stressed out something is going to give, it’s just a matter of what. For me, I was missing out on time with my family and not taking care of myself because my life was maxed out and stressed out. But often I help Service members that are stressed out and it is causing huge financial problems. Money and stress can be serious business in the military. When you’re stressed out you don’t have the capacity to focus on smart financial decisions. In this What the Heck Wednesday, I’m sharing how to manage stress for financial success! Today’s WTHW is “What the Heck Does Stress Have to Do With Money.” Well, it has a lot to do with successful money management.  You can watch it here.

What the Heck Does Stress Have to Do With Money

Now that you know what the heck stress has to do with your money, what’s one change you can make to reduce stress in your life? Tell me in the comments below because I want to know. If you have a question about money Tweet me @FinanceLacey or email [email protected] and I’ll answer your what the heck. Thanks for watching!