Say Bye-Bye To Money Blues

What happens when you hear the words bills, unemployment or student loans? Chances are you get stressed out. A pounding heart paired with major anxiety and butterflies swarming in your stomach, I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Worrying about money Is Not Cute…It’s not good for your health or your bank. So before you run off and do something crazy (less than stellar behavior), I’m here to tell you there’s a way to deal with debt-stress and I’m not talking about calling your doctor for a pill popping festival.

There’s no greater wealth than the health of your body.

I’m a firm believer in avoiding pharmaceuticals like a dress at full price.  Here are some natural tactics to kick debt-stress and bank account depression to the curve. Consult your doctor though, before you swallow with water.

Hot On Herbs.  Although herbal remedies are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, herbs have a multitude of believers, and when it comes to depression, there are various plants thought to help elevate mood.  St. John’s Wort, for example, has long been thought to alleviate the symptoms of depression without the side effects many people experience from pharmaceuticals.  Ginkgo biloba is also thought to help with one’s mood .

Feed Your Face.  Diet may also affect mood, so it makes sense that altering your nutrition could help lift your spirits.  While it’s known that addictive foods can temporarily lift one’s mood followed by a “crash,” there are other things to keep in mind when it comes to food and depression.  According to My Food My Health, “Certain amino acids and other nutrients act as co-factors in the production of neurotransmitters.”  Therefore, there are certain foods that, when eaten, can help fight depression.  For example, the website recommends avoiding alcohol and caffeine, but it also recommends eating foods high in complex carbohydrates (foods like fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens), as well as foods that have minerals such as selenium and magnesium to elevate mood.

Pretty Slick.  Anyone who’s ever smelled a rose and instantly felt calm understands that there might be something to aromatherapy, and aromatherapy has its own defenses against depression.  There are several oils believed to help with depressive feelings, including lavender, lemon, rosemary, and clary sage.

Beauty is health made visible. Eat right, get your yearly physical and focus on mood enhancing activities. If your debt-stress continues to get you down, you can see a doctor, but remember the prescription that you may need is to heal is found within.

Beauty, Wealth & Health