Important things to know on Mindful Living

Jan 25, 2023Financial Literacy

As our lives become busier and busier, many of us experience higher levels of stress.  Large stressors like a new job, a family emergency, or health issues can be major triggers of stress but day-to-day life concerns can absolutely cause us to experience ups and downs.

Stress is our body’s reaction to external threats, and those reactions can cause both physical and mental symptoms.  Symptoms like heightened anxiety, problems sleeping, and lack of focus are commonly associated with stress.  Finances can be a large source of stress for many people.

Using the free *Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) Financial Literacy Program, you can explore online playlists with many modules that relate to overall financial competency, whether this is understanding checking accounts or how to pay for college, our curated playlists will provide you with important information.

Mindful Living:

No matter what your stressors are, practicing mindful living can be a way to build your resilience to these stressors. Mindful living means to:

  • be aware of your thoughts and emotions in the moment,
  • being conscious of your surroundings, and
  • being non-judgmental of your thoughts, feelings, and stressors.

Our Mindful Living module, located in the Investing in your Future playlist explains further how mindful living can reduce stress and provides four strategies for mindful living. Better understanding your own stressors can go a long way to helping you deal with them.  This module can help you set goals toward mindful living that can help with your overall wellness.

The NAFSA Financial Literacy Program provides a variety of modules and tools with easy-to-understand information to help people better comprehend their finances and make more informed decisions.

Explore the program today:

*The NAFSA Financial Literacy Program content contained on the NAFSA web page(s) referenced above, and on any subsequent pages created by our service providers/partners, provides general consumer information. It is not legal advice or regulatory guidance. There may be other resources that also serve your needs and you are always encouraged to, and should, consult with your own professional advisors prior to making any financial decisions.

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