Reducing or eliminating unnecessary stress and struggles is, in my opinion, mandatory for coping better with chronic mental illness. Mental illness can be very stressful, completely deplete your energy, and color your whole life. Eliminating any additional stresses can make your life easier. Below is a blank Microsoft Excel template to help with budgeting. I have made a video to explain (hopefully) how to use it. If you have any suggestions or comments, please include them below.