August is National Wellness Month, an entire month where we can focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines on our way to a lifetime of wellness. And while we all intuitively know that simple, daily actions can have a big impact on our health, sometimes a few reminders can prove helpful.
But one of the most important financial journeys we can take is the path to financial wellness. Building financial security and independence, while certainly important, makes up only one slice of the whole financial wellness pie. Financial wellness also incorporates the ways that wealth and income affect our emotional and physical well-being.
The journey to financial wellness is far different than the path to becoming rich. But achieving financial wellness cannot be done in a vacuum, as it requires developing a degree of emotional and physical wellness as well.
Searching for one inherently will expand to a search for all three. And we should remember that the journey does not really have a final destination – and it’s one that too few people choose to make.
What You Can Do
If you are considering a journey to financial wellness, here are a few suggestions to help:
A Lifetime of Wellness
It is said that small, daily acts of self-care can lead to a lifetime of wellness. The same is true as you seek financial wellness.
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