Are our thoughts stopping the flow of money into our lives?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Financial therapy | 0 comments

Are our thoughts stopping the flow of money into our lives?

M oney affects everything in our lives … the holidays we take, the quality of the clothes that we wear, the food that we eat, the house we live in, the free time that we have available to spend time doing things we truly love.

We assign so much power to this medium of exchange … Power that influences our health, our relationship with loved ones, the social circles we move in.  Ultimately, money has the power to shape our entire lives … if we let it!

I am not saying that money is unimportant, of course it is! But, what I am saying is that we should see it for what it is … a means of paying for THINGS! A means to an end … The problems arise when we see it as the END itself!!

“Money conjures up all sorts of emotions – fear, shame, envy, anger, joy.”

Our emotions affect the quality of our responses and our actions in relation to our money behaviours and it is therefore so important that we feed our mind with the right thoughts to enable us to feel the right emotions. Our unhealthy ‘money baggage’ can literally stop the flow of money into our lives.

Taking on board the following ideas can help us towards developing a more healthy mindset in relation to money:

  • Limit negative input from external sources ie. the media.  Pay no attention to “scare headlines”. Remember, bad news sells so listen to it (if you must) then let it go! Don’t allow these negative messages to filter in to your mind!
  • Recognise those situations that you have no power to change!! You only have control over your own circumstances … That is where you should be focussing your efforts!
  • Make a promise to take control of your finances … Once you know what you are dealing with everything seems a lot less scary!
  • Don’t compare your financial self to your peers … It’s very likely that the image they project is very different to their actual situation.
  • Forgive yourself for past money mistakes. Live in the present moment, not in the past or the future.
  • Remain positive and feel safe in the knowledge that you are doing your best and everything is going to be just fine!

Remember, YOU are bigger and much more important than MONEY.



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