When it comes to developing our own character, and generally our ability to meet the stressful demand of our lives, it can be hard to know where to begin. Not only does the world seem very stressful, but applying self-maintenance among the many responsibilities we have can seem like an almost overwhelming task.

The truth is that if you want a healthy body, you need a healthy mind. For that reason, taking care of the following duties can help you begin to develop a perfect balance between the two.



Money worries are the number one issue that often plagues people unable to relax. It’s no wonder. Sometimes it can feel like the entire job market is conspiring against you, or sometimes your own budgeting skills might be something you need to take care of. A large purchase here, or trying to help a close friend or family member there can often drain our finances. In our willingness to help out, it can be easy to forget the stress that being broke can bring.  Knowing personal loan rates can help you when times get tough, as can the idea of ‘systemizing your income.’

This means making a calendar separating your finances from everything else. This allows you to see when your money can be expected to come in, as well as when you need to prioritize spending. This can take into account your groceries, rent and bills among other social events that need taking care of. Then, you can build a process of elimination to save money away from the unnecessary costs in your life. You can also plan your free time around this, in order to try and find means of applying additional and more stable income to your life.

As you resolve this issue, you can be sure that your mental peace will be unprecedented. While money might not make everyone happy, it can surely prevent you from being continually stressed out day in and day out, save any mental disorders unfortunately experienced.



We are social creatures. We need each other more fundamentally than we know. This is because we have evolved among each other in dependant relationships since the dawn of our recollection, both physiological and conscious. We need each other light a plant needs light and water, meaning that in order to thrive a good support network of friends is needed.

This is not always as easy as it sounds. Sometimes people grow apart, or they become interested in different things. They might move away from one another for work, or develop into different people generally. For this reason, it’s always important to connect to positive communities based around beliefs, ideas, hobbies or activities you enjoy getting up to. For example, if you’re religious, heading to your Church socials could be a great way to meet like-minded and pleasant people. If you adore food, heading on a culinary course could help you meet other foodies and arrange some truly delicious social events. Socializing is important to the soul of each and every one of us, so make sure your life here is active and you’ll always have someone positive to lean on if you need.


While this is by no means an exhaustive list, with these two things you can be sure that your mental pressure will decrease, allowing you time to get your entire physical and mental balance in order.


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Andrea Wilson is a 25-year-old writer and artist who enjoys tea, reading and working out. You can find her in front of a book or at the gym.

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