For the past two weeks I've been stressing big time over our financial situation. Every day I walked around with a knot in the pit of my stomach and it has started affecting my health.
I began experiencing severe chest and back pain that resulted in vomiting (Friday) and being sent home from work (Saturday). I know it's due to stress and I can not continue to go on this way.
~ Take one day at a time. I can't change the past and I do not know what the future holds, so I want make today the best I can.
~ Worrying has to stop. Today I have a roof over my head, clothes to wear and food to eat. I have enough!
~ Make time for the simple pleasures in life. The warmth of the sun on my skin. Listening to bird song. Holding hands with Alfred.
~ Remember to breathe deeply and release the tension in my body.
~ Be positive and optimistic. Stop beating myself up for mistakes we've made.
~ Remind myself daily that this is a situation and it will change. Things will not always be this way. The debt will be paid off. It just takes time.
~ Don't put off happiness until we are debt-free. I couldn't stand the thought of being miserable for years.
~ Remind myself daily to take care of myself and my family first, creditors second. They do not own me or my life.
~ Count my blessings daily!
It won't be easy to change. I am a chronic worrier, but life is not a dress rehearsal. I want to live a happy, productive life - not be miserable and depressed!