Do you remember your grandparents telling you about the Great Depression? Are some of their stories sounding familiar now that you’re Sandwiched Boomers facing your own financial challenges? I wouldn’t be surprised. Let us hear from you the next few days as we share ideas about how to take better care of yourself.
Evaluate the situation but don’t overreact or put your head in the sand. Pay close attention to what’s going on around you. Getting caught up in a pessimistic mindset can result in higher levels of anxiety and poor decision making. Try to stay calm and remain focused on the specifics of what you need to do.
Recognize how you deal with tension related to money. Avoid unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking, gambling or emotional eating. Financial pressure can bring about more conflict and arguments in your relationships. If any of these behaviors are causing problems for you, find healthier approaches to deal with your stress.