Bills are climbing at an alarming rate. The cost of living is becoming harder to meet.
Aside from the practical & pragmatic costs, what are the costs to people’s wellbeing?
How does it feel to face the idea that you might be able to stay warm this winter yet not be able to afford to meet friends & family as a result?
As we all look to find ways to live as comfortably as we used to, we’ll need to consider how we keep our wellbeing as high as possible.
Look at how you create your self-care.
The good news is that there are many cost-effective ways to keep your spirits up. Even during the colder, darker months.
Make time to walk & talk. Wrap up, then go for a walk either on your own as a spot of mindfulness or with others to get some much needed social interaction.
Rather than spend time & money in pubs, cafes & restaurants, have people around to yours & vice versa. Although spare a thought for those in the leisure industries & still go out if you can.
You might think Netflix, Sky etc are essential. However, they’re not really. There are many ways to entertain yourself that cost a lot less.
Of course, if these things really add to your contentment, then look at other places to manage your costs.
Just don’t allow the overall cost to be your mental health.