Money Isn’t Everything
Money Management is very important. I believe that the way you manage your money is a reflection of how you manage your life. Is your money situation a mess? Look at your life, and you will probably see a correlation. However, during these challenging and uncertain times, we need to make sure we focus on something equally, if not more important.
We need to focus on our mental health. Sheltering and social distancing have thrown many of us off of our routines. Many are feeling uncomfortable and/or displaced. There are still many questions and few answers. I have given and will continue to give tips related to successful money management. During this time you need something more to help to sustain you.
Fresh air – Although we want to be safe and maintain social distancing, it’s important to get some fresh air and sunshine. Even if the sun is not shining, it is a good idea to step outside for a short walk or just for a few minutes to get some fresh air.
Workout – Although your usual workout venue may be closed, you can still get some exercise and maintain your workout routine. There are plenty of videos with various levels for working out at home. Maintain your workout routine and maintain a sense of normalcy.
Sleep – It’s important to maintain a regular sleep schedule. You and I both know what happens when we don’t get enough sleep. Well, multiply that effect with all that is going on. Try not to stay up too late or sleep too late, especially if you are working from home.
Information – It’s important to stay current on what is going on. It’s also important to limit the amount of time you spend listening and viewing the news and information on social media. Limiting this information will hopefully keep stress levels low and a sense of well being normal.
Connect – Stay connected with family and friends. Technology and social media are great ways to keep from feeling isolated and lonely. Video chatting can give the feeling of almost being there.
Manage your money for your financial well being. Manage your mental health for your life and sanity. Both are important parts of living a complete and healthy life. If you have concerns about your mental well-being are having a difficult time managing your mental health, contact a mental health professional or call 911. Remember, money is not everything. Take care of yourself and stay safe. All the best.
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