The short answer is, it’s pretty expensive. And it’s probably more then you know. You’re paying for your extra stress through your relationships, your view of the world, your choices, your finances, and ultimately through bad consequences on your health which could actually cut your life short. Almost nothing is more important than cutting stress in your life. After all, not doing so could actually end your life.
Have you ever felt like you had an outer body experience because you drove to work and had not idea how you got there. And things are really stressful you may have gone through your entire day totally detached from what is really happening? Your brain is focusing on something else, like the stress in your life, rather than the tasks at hand. Maybe you even just lose large chunks of your day. Those days that time flies but your not enjoying the end result. This can cause you to make some very poor decisions and choices that can have consequences far beyond the troubles of the day.
Karma is really just about cause and effect. It fits with the statement “what goes around comes around” and it also fits with the idea that if you put good out into the universe you’ll get good in return. But, when we are stressed out, we don’t always put good out in the world. We put our negativity, our problems, and our stress into the world and guess what: We get more back. Now you can see why your thoughts create the events in your life.
Bad on Your Pocketbook
When you are stressed out sometimes you’ll make poor choices with your finances. Even small choices such as buying dinner at a fast food place on your way home from work, to not reading the fine print in an investment opportunity might end up costing you dearly in terms of your finances. Spending money you really don’t have because for that moment it makes you feel better. These bad choices are frequently made because of the stress you are experiencing in your life.
Whether you’re experiencing typical stresses of life, or you have special circumstances causing extraneous stress problems, it can lead to poor relationships. It can turn good relationships bad. It could be your job, finances, parenting or true marital issues no matter what stress can cause truly serious mental and physical reactions that will challenge not just your marital relationships but all of your relationships. Relationships are delicate. Easy to break down but hard to mend.
When you get stressed out your heart rate goes up, causing your heart to beat harder, increasing your anxiety. Other physical symptoms of stress are dry mouth, and increased tiredness. Due to these changes in your physiology you can also experience diarrhea, constipation, nausea, indigestion, IBS, more colds, yeast infections, bladder infections, fibromyalgia, arthritis, high blood pressure, hyperventilation, asthma, headaches, migraines and the list goes on and on. There is even some correlation with certain cancers and stress.
Whatever problems you have that have caused or contributed to by stress it is clear that dealing with it can help make your life better. Are you really willing to pay the price for hanging on to your stress? What are you going to do today to help combat and reduce the stress in your life? If you have bad judgment, bad karma, bad finances, bad relationships, or bad health it’s all bound to be bad for business.