Is It More Stressful To Tell The Truth Or Lie?

It sickens and saddens me that some people still prefer to tell a bare faced lie rather than tell the truth, even when there is no consequence either way.  I can sort of understand the action in the case of children, who sometimes assume they’re in trouble whenever a grown up asks them what they’re doing and take “evasive action” – but when the behavior is actually that of a playground parent, I can’t help but wonder what moral code they’re using to bring up their child.

It was a simple enough question I asked an acquaintance/mother in the playground.  Rather than answer it truthfully though, she clearly went out of her way to give an overly elaborate answer, which I knew immediately was untrue because of other information I had.  The thing is, I wasn’t bothered one way or the other what the answer was, so why did she deliberately lie?

I knew immediately she’d lied to me.  And because the atmosphere changed between us, she knew I’d caught her in a lie too.  The conversation ended and I was left wondering why she’d done it.

It preyed on my mind and I felt stressed all day as a consequence.

I hate lies. Oh I admit sometimes they’re necessary – like white lies.  And I read somewhere that the average child has been lied to 500 times by their parents by the time they start school.  But unnecessary lies – the ones where the truth is as inocuous anyway.  Why lie?

I don’t know why she did it and it’s still on my mind.

Financial Stress – How To Handle The Stress of Debt

Financial debt is one of the most stressful things in life. Everyone handles it differently, but how you handle it will affect how quickly and easily you get out of debt for good. Some people will turn their lives around quickly and get out of debt, but others will find the pressure too much to handle on their own and seek help from debt consolidation companies.

Stress can cause all manner of health problems and especially when it is brought on by financial debts. In extreme cases, stress can cause depression and a feeling of hopelessness as you are unable to go about your everyday tasks. Your work will often be affected, which impacts on your earning ability, which in turn affects your ability to pay down your debts.

There are lots of ways of handling stress. Simply taking a bit of time out for a walk or some form of exercise will do wonders to focus your mind and help you start performing on your job once more. Yoga is probably one of the best forms of exercise to relieve stress and you can follow it using DVDs from the local library if attending a yoga class is too expensive for you. This will help your stress ad your financial difficulties at the same time! Your energy levels will soar making you better able to handle the stresses and face the reality of your debts. In doing so you will get debt free sooner.

Even reading a book quietly for 20 minutes a day can be sufficient for your mind to escape the constant worry of making ends meet. Financial advisers often budget for a small allowance to help you remember exactly this. Sometimes a little bit of what you fancy does do you good. Just make sure it doesn’t cost the earth or you will never solve your debt problem!