Have you ever considered your relationship with money? Your financial health is a very important aspect of your overall health and well-being. Our beliefs about finances began as children. What is your first memory of money? What do you remember feeling about money as a child? Perhaps you were raised in a household that worried greatly about money and providing. You may remember thinking of money as something that was unattainable and lacking. Or, perhaps you were raised in a household with an abundance of money. In this case, you may remember money being free-flowing and always available. Whatever your situation was, it is likely that these early memories have shaped your current relationship with money. Consider these tips for creating a healthy relationship with your finances:
Is something holding you back? Does your relationship with money begin with a feeling that you are undeserving of abundance? Don’t get trapped in the “I’ll be happy when…” mentality. Change your mindset from “I can’t afford this” to one of “What would make it possible for me to afford this?” Evaluate how your life could be enriched to attain what you feel is out of reach for you - and be honest when you evaluate. It may be the unattainable nature that is most attractive, instead of the actual purchase and ownership of your desired item.
Take action this week by considering these questions about improving your relationship with money: When do you feel most stressed about money? What is your biggest struggle in your financial relationship? How would your life be different if you reached your financial goals? What is the first step you can take to help alleviate the financial stress in your life? Now set a financial goal and take a step forward toward financial peace.
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