What do you think is the goal of everybody this year? Is it their health? Wealth? Or both? In 2022, our goal is everything! Let’s claim mental and financial growth this year!
Everything that contributes positively to our well-being and prosperity amidst adversities and these trying times. With our mental and financial health being disrupted because of the pandemic, we are left to our own devices to get through everything and get by every day. But hey, it’s 2022, and let’s start off by claiming and making this year OUR year and welcome it with mental and financial growth.
The previous years drained most of us, if not all, due to the widespread pandemic. It hit us unexpectedly and it hit us where it hurt the most — our health and income. Not only does it affect us physically, but it also contributes a negative impact on our mental and financial health. Everything we do to be able to go on with our daily lives and survive physically, mentally, and financially. In fact, it is not uncommon to find people putting their health at risk, life in jeopardy even, mental state on edge, assets compromised, liabilities increased, and financials exhausted just to literally keep their bodies and souls together.
Mental Health Awareness in 2022
With over 3 million Filipinos suffering from mental disorders in 2020 as per the Philippine WHO’s findings (2020) and the felt crisis experienced by everyone due to the Covid-19, it’s no wonder why there is such a high need to revitalize ourselves, and it’s just right that we recover from the trauma these adversities gave us. Moreover, there are various factors that negatively affect the mental and financial health of people aside from the ongoing pandemic. That is why this year, it’s a fresh start for revitalization. It’s time to overcome these hardships ourselves and start aspiring for all the growth there is. By embracing a growth mindset, no matter what aspect, we can always grow and seek further growth. Here are practical head start ideas to help us start off the year 2022 with mental and financial growth:
Prioritize yourself especially your mental growth. If you are currently facing personal challenges or fighting self-issues, you can do it at your own pace. Don’t rush in. Everything will fall into place in no time. If you are overthinking, observe these thoughts and be the spectator of your own thoughts. Do not resist. Let them flow and focus on what’s happening in the present. It will help you see things from a different perspective and help you think calmly. If your anxiety attacks won’t let you rest, one way to counter this is to do breathing exercises.
Take your breaths in a slow, deep, and gentle manner. If your emotions are volatile and you are dealing with different ones, calm yourself and let things flow naturally. Through this, you can be aware of what you are really feeling at the moment and what is causing it. If staying at home for a very long period of time because of the need to quarantine from the pandemic and you can’t help but feel suffocated inside, keep yourself busy!
Meditate, have talks and healthy discourses with your family and friends, or communicate with everybody online, watch your favorite shows, listen to good music, read books, cook new recipes, and learn things that you haven’t thought of before. That way, you can relieve and free yourself from the feeling of entrapment.
If you feel you are undervalued, validate yourself as this can help your mental growth. Everything you do, feel, and decide is valid. You are acknowledged. You just have to be the first one to do it. If you are a helping person, keep in mind that it is just as right to help yourself too when you need it as helping those in need. Because the truth is, no one can take care of you better than yourself. Finally, if you feel that you can not do this alone, you can talk to someone. Consult a doctor physically or online even! Heal from the things that wounded your mental health. It will get better. It’s not easy, but you know you will get there.
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Invest in your future
They say life starts at 40. But why don’t we make it the best life at 40? With the right financial investments, you can have your life in the future the perfect one. The one you always dreamt of and strived for. While we are still in our younger years, let us start planning on what is ahead of us.
It’s time to begin figuring out how we should shape our future and how we actualize our plans. But before investing, it is important to ensure that we have the capacity to obtain the necessities of life, pool our emergency funds, and have the protection for ourselves.
Now, in the investment proper, it is a need to discern where you are going to invest your money into and know the right investment vehicles. Since there are a lot of vehicles to choose from especially in this digital age, we have the option of deciding the right and lucrative baskets that we would be placing our eggs into.
Financial Growth in 2022
If you want to invest and monitor your assets from time to time at the comfort of your home, then the famous Cryptocurrency is for you with various coins to purchase where everything is powered digitally. There are ones where you can enjoy while earning money — the P2E or Play-to-Earn games. NFT, which is steadily rising these days, is one of them where you can sell your earnings from the game at a specific value. You can invest in Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds too! Of course, if you wish to invest in real-time with low to no risk at all, real properties are the answer to achieve financial growth.
With property investments, nothing could go wrong. Nevertheless, regardless of the investments, you are planning to engage in, as long as it contributes greatly to your financial growth in the future and is proven safe, starting now, then it’s a go!
There are many good ways to improve your mental and financial health. But there is always a start. And that start is coming from you. With this, your aspirations to grow mentally and financially begin to actualize if you put yourself into it. After all, you need to keep going to keep growing.
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Written by: Carl Nathaniel Belacho