Most people acknowledge physical health and emotional health is important. Is it possible there is a third element of equal importance?
I had lunch today with a former colleague of mine, Ron Gambassi, who has a financial consulting business. I shared with him that many times I feel overwhelmed when working on my personal finances and planning…am I doing enough, what should I investigate, what should I do? Ron told me many of his clients feel anxiety, and sometimes even paralysis, especially the educated, career-oriented women. This, of course, made me feel a little better (Thanks, Ron). He then mentioned he thinks of it as a 3-legged stool: one leg is physical health, one leg is emotional health and the third leg is financial health. Ultimately, a person needs all 3 legs to have balanced health.
Now that was thought-provoking, and sure made sense to me.
Is it easier to have a healthy body if one has financial health — access to good healthcare (not trying to start a political discussion here), fresh food, clean water, and a safe environment for exercise?
Is it easier to have strong emotional health when one does not feel financial stress?
This definitely has me pondering, and I’m curious…what do you think? Do you think financial health is an essential part of balanced health?
Please share, as I’d like to explore this further.