In this rattrap of life, everything and everyone is doing circles in order to make bigger money piles for themselves. There isn’t anything to do with a serene life anymore that can be spent lovingly with wife and kids on a ranch with a few farm animals, it’s a literal roller coaster a person has to go through each day to earn for him and their families.
This, unintended, and without a warning tend to take a toll on the health and wellness of people in the long run. This can be physical or mental. People can get seriously depressed due to money matters. Money matters literally make the world go around, and this is why people tend to get depressed when they have financial troubles.
Firstly and most prevalent one is the lack of proper funds for leading a comfortable life. When ones expenses go higher and they feel that they aren’t doing enough and aren’t able to cope up with the pressures from their peers in the same regard, they get into a depressive state.
This might be almost involuntary. A very small example of this is when you see a beautiful dress in the store and when you check the price tag, you put it back quietly, and then feel sad and incapable on the way back home from the store, that is the start of something that progresses to become worse day by day and then result in something as pronounced as depression.
#1. Losing a job, might tend to have not just loss on the career front, but also on an emotional front for people at times.
This is when people start taking things in a very negative way. They lose self confidence and belief in themselves. They feel rejected and unwanted, and useless.
It is essential to help one’s own self out of such a situation, which can be:
- By making a conscious effort to not take things at heart. Losing a job isn’t the end of the world. It might mean God has made better plans for you, maybe a bigger and more satisfying job is waiting for you and you had to let go of the earlier one to go there.
- It might tend to have a negative impact on the person, and the feeling of negativity, is such that it grips a person as much as you allow it to.
- If you stay strong and fight the negative feelings with a lot of positive input, they will just vanish away eventually.
There are times when people are earning huge sums of money and are still not able to make any savings. Rather they feel they aren’t able to fulfill their basic expenses as well. This is the issue of mismanagement. Money management is an art and saving money is something that leads to greater rewards in the future.
This is the feeling of discontent and it needs to be fought before it turns into full-blow depression in the long run. It is essential for people to learn to manage their money and channelize it into proper usage so that they don’t have to suffer in the end.
The point of time when you aren’t able to get your child’s favorite toy because you can’t afford it will make you sad, very very sad. What you need to do here is to however take it not as a setback, but as a challenge. You need to understand that this is a perfectly achievable goal. You need to set realistic goals in life, so that you reach to a comfortable position life. Losing a job shouldn’t affect you too much after that. It cannot change the person you are, your likes and dislikes or your way of thinking. It needs to mark a positive change in your life so that you strive to do better each day, in order to reach higher levels of success in the long run.
#3. Binge spending
This is one major problem which most of the people in the cities are facing these days. The major depression that comes with this is the remorse one feels after having spent a lot of money on shopping. No matter how ridiculous it sounds, it’s true. People tend to shop their hearts out, trying to fulfill the emptiness in their lives with the help of materialistic things. In the end however they are left feeling terrible because they have bought a lot of stuff, they don’t even need or genuinely like and have spent too much money on the same.
This might tend to become serious problem if care isn’t taken at the right time. If one sees that this is persisting a lot and you come home with lots of shopping bags but an empty wallet, and more importantly an empty heart, there is need for you to contact a therapist for the issue. This is because you don’t want to end up with no balance on your credit cards and a heart full of remorse for spending too much.
This calls for the need for people to understand that simply visiting a therapist isn’t going to brand you as ‘mad’.
Depression is something that tends to affect perfectly normal people, and they are still sane!
People need to mark the distinct difference between lunacy and depression, so that the stigma of contacting a doctor for the same can be fought and effective treatment can be sought while there is still time.
In the end it boils down to a few basics. Money definitely embarks a lot of importance in the life of a person. However what needs to be done is to understand the diverse needs of life and set goals and achieve them. You need to be sensible spender, in order to be satisfied with your monetary position in life. A spirit of healthy competition is good for making you work hard and reaching higher goals.