Fears are mounting about job losses, not having enough money to pay the bills, and those dwindling retirement funds.
All that worry can add up to a lot of stress. Research shows that a little stress is good, but too much anxiety can cause health problems.
Here are a few tips to unwind:
Limit information overload. Take regular breaks from your cell phone and email. Also, read a uplifting book instead of the newspaper or business magazine.
Exercise to music. The combination seems to change brain waves to a relaxation mode.
Take in a movie. Either at home or in the theater, the benefit is a several hour period where you literally escape from the world and it's problems.
Activate your brain's pleasure center. One of the best ways to do that is eating a piece of dark chocolate. That's right ladies, enjoy!