In this tough economy it is easy to become depressed and feel like giving up. With stores closing, people being laid off and foreclosures left and right, who wouldn't get discouraged?
I know it sounds almost like a non-priority, but now more than ever it is important to take care of ourselves and our health. Exercise and healthy eating will not only make us feel better physically, but it absolutely will affect, positively, our mental states. Physical activity will release endorphins into our system which naturally make us feel better mentally. And a good attitude will go a long way in managing our stress and staying healthy, thus avoiding medical bills.
When stressed, over indulging in unhealthy food and alcohol can be crutches many turn to. That will in turn lead to health problems, which of course can turn will simply increase financial stress.
So even if it takes something like alcoholism rehab to get back on track to a healthy lifestyle, then it should be done. Whatever it takes to get mentally and physically strong, we should do. Life may be presenting extra stress for many right now, but with a good attitude and taking care of ourselves, we can handle tougher times and come out better for it.