Debt, Stress, and Mental Health
May 09, 2019
Financial strain can leave you feeling stressed. This stress can affect all areas of your life, especially your mental health. With FamilyMeans Financial Solutions DMP, you are working towards financial freedom, and with that will come less stress and improved mental health. Additional ways to support your mental health are:
Get up and Move!
Exercise releases chemicals in your brain (endorphins and serotonin) that improve your mood. If you exercise regularly, it can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety.
Spend time outside
Studies have proven that spending time outdoors has positive effects on mental health. If possible, take time to sit in the sunshine breathing in fresh air, go out for a walk, or spend some time at a lake.
Rest and Rejuvenate
A good night’s sleep of a full 8 hours is supportive of good mental health. Establish a bedtime routine that allows you to relax while you prepare for bed.
How you fuel your body effects your mind! Replace fast food with healthy home cooked meals, and junk food with healthy alternatives.
As you work on becoming financially successful, do not forget about your mental health along the way! In addition to Financial Solutions, FamilyMeans offers Counseling & Therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Visit FamilyMeans.org to learn more about this program and how it may help to support your mental health.