Though commonly taken for granted, good health is our best ally. Unfortunately, in many cases, it takes losing our vitality to understand its impact on our quality of life. Whether it is our physical or psychological health, many strategies can help you stay healthy.
Mental Illness Awareness Week runs from October 4 to 10. Its objective is to create discussions around issues that cause silent suffering to many individuals. Often invisible, the effects of deep worry are unhappiness and anxiety and fear that may lead to devastation. In some instances, it becomes a cycle. One manages to find hope and respite, then falls back into the same distressing pattern. It is damaging to one’s self-esteem, relationships, or workplace performance, but may also wreak havoc on the wallet.
A person experiencing psychological distress usually feels isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. In addition to feeling this way, they experience uselessness, or the impression that they are simply being a nuisance. It weighs on a person’s mind to perceive themselves as a burden for loved ones, already dealing with their own concerns. Typically, to avoid this, many remain discreet, keep anxieties to themselves and bury their true feelings. Sadly, squashing and ignoring feelings or personal issues, has a direct, negative impact on an individual’s all-around health.
Do you recall a time when you felt breathless and physically drained? You desperately tried to find a drop of energy and motivation; you had no drive, no pick-me-up. You could not get a good night’s sleep and you were constantly anxious and generally uncomfortable. Sound familiar? If so, did you ever stop to think about what was at the root of it all?
For some, the answer is not hidden very deep: your mental and physical health may be deteriorating because of your financial health. There is a strong link between the three. Typically, when one of them is affected, the other two often follow suit. Realizing where the problem lies, is the first step towards improvement. And we can confirm, you are not alone in experiencing financial difficulties!
Although at first, it may be difficult to believe that this miserable cycle can be broken, know that for every problem there are always solutions! What's more, resources are available to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. The directory of services listed on 211 Quebec Regions (www.qc.211.ca) is a great start.
As for fixing the financial issues: contact us! Together, we help you tackle your debt and take the financial burden off your shoulders.