Stress wears out your body
Going through debt counselling is difficult. You may think your mind take the brunt of the stress related with financial pressure, but your body actually feels it a lot more. When we are under emotional pressure, our brains trigger a fight-or-flight response by releasing hormones like cortisol. When left unchecked, the effects of these hormones can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. This is why it is so important that you take care of yourself during and after a stressful period.
It paves long-term lifestyle changes
Practicing selfcare is a wonderful way to lay the groundwork for positive, long-term lifestyle changes. Once you start looking at what you eat, how much you move and how well you sleep, it will soon spill over into the assessment of personal relationships, long-term goals and more.
You owe it to your Future Self
Your Future Self is the person you want to become once you’ve sorted out your debt. What are your aspirations? Perhaps you want to switch jobs to enjoy a more fulfilling career, or you want to take up a creative pursuit that could bring you some extra income. You might want to start saving up for your children’s educations or to take a family trip. These may seem like big dreams, but it all starts with selfcare. Once you make the small changes, the big ones will follow.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider following a financial reboot with some health-boosting selfcare. In our next blog we will take a look at simple lifestyle changes you can implement to improve your mental and physical health.
In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with a Libertine Consultants representative for more information on our debt services and credit services, and how we can help you to get to the point where your financial burdens are a thing of the past.