Oscar realized just the other day he was drinking one coffee instead of two. He did a little backtracking and realized he was actually feeling more energized during the day, where before he always seemed to doze off. After even more backtracking, he realized he was actually probably sleeping more and falling asleep quicker than he was a month ago. Money stuff used to keep him up at night. Now, he doesn’t think about those things before he goes to bed, finding some comfort in the money waiting for his bills.
It seems almost too soon to say it, but he feels more in control of his life. The dollars are gainfully employed, and he even has money that’s assigned to jobs next month.
Interested in learning more about how money affects mental health? Check out this “Budgeting as Self-Care” post.