The roaring twenties did not start how many of us would have liked. An unfortunate lasting effect of the pandemic is that the mental health of many has suffered. Not seeing loved ones for months (or even years) has produced increased anxiety, depression, and substance abuse among the population.
Get Control of Your Money and Mental Health
Many feel anxious because they feel unprepared for an uncertain future. You can start feeling more confident about the future by creating and sticking to an appropriate budget.
Here are a few quick things you should do
1. Begin Tracking Your Expenses. 2. Organize Your Monthly Expenses. 3. Identify Your Irregular Expenses
Practice Financial Gratitude
If you are dreading your day-to-day life, you may need some to remind yourself of the things you have. So often, we are focused on things we do not have. How about taking a moment to remember and acknowledge the many things we do have.
Enough Hustle, Seriously
The infatuation with working 24/7 is not a badge of honor. You do not have to accept every work assignment or overtime slot. We all need to recharge periodically. Burnout is inevitable if you are hustling every day.
Cut Out Financial Negativity
We have all had that thought at one point. Comparing your daily life to someone else's is unhealthy and makes us feel crummy in your tummy. Avoid this terrible feeling by limiting your exposure to social media.
Be Patient with Yourself
Once you have a stable footing, do not obsessively check your accounts every day. Remember, mistakes are a necessary part of this journey. Take note of your mistake, forgive yourself, and do not make it again.
Know you are on the right track and only look at statements/accounts a few times a month. You are on the right path when you catch yourself thinking about the weekend’s sporting event or thinking about the sweet parts of life. Take it one day at a time and put one foot in front of the other.
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