Money is the biggest cause of stress in the United States, according to the American Psychological Association.
You can also find that back in medical statistics. 75% to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints including chest pain, headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia, and depression.
Stressing over money will make you mentally and physically sick. Now, no one likes the fact that money is the most important thing in our society. But it’s the way things are.
We can do two things:
- Complain, resist, and worry
- Address the issue
I pick the latter any day of the week. There’s simply nothing we can do to change capitalism. But we also don’t have to become a victim. We can take charge and work with the rules of the system, and make sure we prioritize our mental health.
It all starts with awareness. If we know exactly what causes our money stress, we can address it.