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How Worrying About Money Harms Your Productivity And Health

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 8:15 PM
It's hardly news that a lot of folks worry about money. Now a new study shows that people aren't only worrying about money in their free time, they're worrying about money during work, and it's affecting their productivity and their health.

How worrying about money harms your productivity
ShorebreakShorebreak2,674 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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1. Friday, August 2, 2013 - 9:12 PM
Thanks, SB.

""Money worries often trigger an obsessive-thought loop, sending your brain and body into fight-or-flight mode," he says. "In this state you can't make good decisions."

"So first break the physical response: Close your eyes and take a couple of slow, deep breaths. Next, break the mental response. Focus your attention on the sensations of breathing."

"This process opens up the medial prefrontal cortex, the reflective, creative part of your brain that develops strategies to solve complex problems in a way that's simply not possible if your body and brain are still trying to fight or flee. When the worry loop restarts--and it will--you can always come back to your breathing.""

I do that all the time, even when I do not have financial stress:D
51hh51hh1,476 posts since
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