How to finesse the cost of living crisis.
There’s a cost of living crisis around the World most of us are inaudated with bills and costs and looking for redemption, life is hard. Coupled with the high unemployment rate, and all that is going on in the World. This new decade has been rough, from Covid, to rising fuel costs, to this living crisis, everybody is looking for a way to survive through it all.
Here are some tips to finesse what’s happening in our world right now.
If you believe in God pray, honestly prayer is much needed if you are a believer these days. As well as the bible verse God will supply all your needs according to his riches and glory.
I would also suggest counselling, or talking to a trusted religious or community leader or friend ( make sure its not a gossip) so you can get issues off your chest. If you don’t want to do that get a journal.
Exercise and eat healthy. The more active and healthy you are the more energy you have to put into life, and deal with its stresses. Plus fast food and unhealthy food costs money and illness costs medicine money.
Try to do one thing you enjoy each day. That will make life more bearable and at least each day no matter what happens you’ll do something you enjoy so you don’t waste the day away.
Watch TV, YouTube, or streaming service or read a book or this magazine. It’s good to escape to another world and forget about this one for a while.
Keep a budget and buy what you need. If you’re broke it’s your business don’t waste time trying to shop for things you cannot afford for other people. At the end of the day, no one will feed you or pay your rent if you’re broke. So don’t spend money you don’t have on impressing others. Especially in this economy.
Be around positive people who uplift you. Stay away from negative people who only want to criticise you and hurt your feelings or who don’t care about you. The living crisis is tough enough without worrying about fake so-called friends.
Be kind to yourself. We are all doing our best. Do not be overly critical and harsh to yourself, it won’t help but just make your mental space worse. I know things are hard but say nice things about yourself, look after yourself, and try to maintain yourself.
Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Things are hard, life is crap right now and it’s okay to say you’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, burdened, feel like crashing. Pretending to be tough is a waste of energy. It’s better to accept your feelings and vulnerabilities and be kind to yourself while trying to navigate this economy. If anyone is forcing you to pretend to be tough cut them off. It’s okay not to be okay.
Also, remember you are not alone. I know it can feel like it but the majority of the world is going through this with you, so you are not alone!
We will survive this! Don’t stop believing there’s a rainbow at the end of this horrible decade’s cloud.
Below are some quotes of encouragement to carry on. The battle isn’t for the swift or strong but for the one who endures. I don’t have much motivation for this current time except take it a day at a time and keep going.
“The only dream worth having, I told her, is to dream that you will live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead” Arundhati Roy
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Martin Luther King Jnr
Author: Akosua Darko