Over the past 14 months, the temptation to spend a few and enjoy a few outings has never been greater.
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“There will definitely be people who will lose control, and it is certain that when we are locked up for a long time and deconstruction occurs, there will be people who will let themselves go,” states Paul Langevin, the psychologist.
The opening of the stands, the end of the curfew, the permission to welcome friends outside your home, all the ingredients are in place to keep some Quebecers locked up and succumb to excessive consumption.
The psychologist recalls: “You have to be careful because the budget is often taken for other things and people often forget about it.”
Paul Langevin asserts that “money is one of the six stress factors that everyone faces, and the main reason for quarrels between spouses is money and it should not be forgotten.”
One of the psychologist’s advice to avoid getting into a difficult financial situation is to take your time and make the most of the present moment.
He remembers that a breakup doesn’t make everyone happy. Some have been less anxious about staying home over the past few months.
“You can also get some fresh air, stay outside, and take deep breaths while hiking, which will help relieve anxiety and won’t get you down too much in the future,” advises the psychiatrist for people who are more anxious.