The Journey

3 Reasons Why It’s Important To Take Breaks

Have you ever had those days where you just want to sit back and relax? Somewhere in the back of your mind, you have dreams and desires, and a timeframe you would like to have those dreams accomplished.  Maybe you’re even one of those people who has a mind that constantly races with ideas. Guess what? Chill! I have to constantly remind myself that life is too short for worry or stress.

How does relaxation fit in your student loan journey?

Student loans and debt, in general, can make you feel drained emotionally and mentally if you allow yourself to be consumed. Life is not one of those things you should have to force to happen. It’s not even something we should worry about.  Did you know worry can lead to major health issues which can cost you even more cash?

Throughout my journey, I’ve come across people myself included; who were stressed out about student loans. (That’s how I felt in the beginning.) Especially when you receive those letters from the Department of Education for $500 or $800 a month. Your response might be, I just don’t have it because of other obligations.  It’s usually during those moments where we can find ourselves aggravated which can lead to the debt relief trap.

What I’ve come to learn in this journey is there are no quick fixes.  There’s no instant cash or quick paycheck in the bank type work from home deal. Even if you blog or decide to do any other type of work from home, it still takes effort on your part.  Just like life, this is a journey and I’m personally learning to enjoy the ups and downs of it. I’ve learned to just stay the course and keep moving forward.

3 Reasons why is it good to take breaks…

  • Not taking breaks can lead to creating extra bills.
  • Breaks help make better (sound) decisions.
  • Breaks can help you eliminate worry which we weren’t designed to carry anyway.

Next time you start to feel yourself getting stressed over your student loans, take a breather. Read your Bible, pray,  take a walk, drink a cup of coffee, or curling up with a good book.

Things will come and go, but we have to learn to relax…Just chill! Take things one day at a time because tomorrow isn’t promised.

If you have had a stressful time during your student loan or financial journey, how did you handle it?

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