The impact of the crisis on the minds of Argentines

The impact of the crisis on the minds of Argentines
The impact of the crisis on the minds of Argentines

Although it is known that the mental health It is a fundamental pillar when it comes to the comprehensive well-being of people, More and more people are accepting living with stress as normal.

According to a survey conducted by Voices! and WIN International between December 2023 and February 2024 among 33,866 individuals from 39 countries on various aspects related to health, Argentina experienced a deterioration in health perception indicators and leads the ranking of stress, along with Peru.

The study showed that only 35% of Argentinians surveyed and 40% of Peruvians rate their stress as quite good + very good, versus 66% globally. Likewise, the self-perception of Argentines regarding their health is in decline, since seven out of ten respondents (72%) perceive themselves as healthy + very healthy, compared to 86% who evaluated their health positively in 2018.

While it is true that there are several factors that can influence the decline in people’s overall well-being, it is no coincidence that this trend is so marked in Latin American countries. This is because, compared to the inhabitants of developed countries, the vast majority of Argentines do not have the possibility of adapting to a planned economic life in order to think about making long-term decisions. This lack of planning, added to the impact of the crisis, encourages them to live in constant stress that affects their health.

Financial and emotional stress refers to the constant tensions and pressures that people experience due to their financial situation. Both types are interrelated, that is, economic stress can cause emotional stress and vice versa.

Those who suffer from it may present symptoms on a physical and mental level, such as cardiovascular problems, weakness of the immune system, digestive problems, muscle and tension pain, sleep disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, mental fatigue, mood disorders. mood, cognitive problems and low self-esteem.

Of course, not everyone reacts in the same way to the stress caused by economic tensions and, although in times of crisis many tend to reduce expenses, investing in one will always be a good business.

Addressing this problem in times like these, where inflation and economic instability are the order of the day, can be difficult but it is not impossible.

What to do against stress?

The key is to seek therapeutic help and begin a type of treatment that includes strategies to mitigate the effects.

Firstly, patients will be able to resort to meditation techniques, yoga, regular exercise and breathing techniques in order to reduce stress levels. Secondly, seeking a counselor who provides financial advice can help you manage debt and better plan expenses. Third, therapy or counseling can be crucial to manage emotional stress and develop coping strategies and support networks. Fourth and finally, creating healthy lifestyle habits – such as having a balanced diet, exercising regularly and sleeping well – will be essential to maintaining good physical and mental health.

Once the storm has passed and the economic situation is under control, it will be key to make adjustments and plan according to the new goals, but taking into account the creation of an emergency fund to face possible future crises in the country.

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Source: Ambito

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