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Health is Wealth

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2019 | Life After Bankruptcy

When you explore or file for Bankruptcy, you are taking the first steps to improving your financial “health”, but it is important to remember your personal and mental health, too. Financial distress can be stressful and overwhelming. Per a study from Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Planning & Progress Study, “Money is the #1 cause of stress among Americans”, more than personal relationships or work. If you are in financial distress, do not succumb to your stress. Instead, focus just as much energy on your mental and physical health. A walk at the park, venting to family or friends, staying positive, and eating healthy are examples of “self-care” that should be enacted when you are under financial distress.

Depression, anxiety, and stress are linked with one another. When you are concerned about an upcoming mortgage payment or credit card payment, those feelings are present. In that moment, you should take steps to improve your mental state. Even activities as small as walking in the park, while the sun is out, can improve your mood and boost energy levels. Sunshine has Vitamin D that is proven to increase energy levels. In addition, when you exercise your body releases chemicals called “endorphins” that can improve your mood and give you a positive feeling.

Exercise is one of many activities you can do to improve your mental state and overcome your stress. Although these activities cannot resolve your financial issues, they can improve your well-being, which is more important. Cliché, but “Carpe Diem” is a quote to follow in your path to overcoming financial distress. The translation of the quote in Latin is, “Seize the day”. Take control of your health… even in hard times.

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