these questions it is time to dig deeper and take a closer look to see if money is truly the problem, or your relationship with it.
Although it takes some work to reprogram your inner wiring, having a healthy relationship with money is not only do-able, it is incredibly rewarding. Here’s the thing about money – no matter how much you make, you can always spend more. It doesn’t matter if you’re living in a castle on the hillside, or a modest family home. It is easy to find lots of things you need just a little bit more money for. Your finances will be all set if you just make ‘x’ more dollars. The funny thing is when you do finally get that raise somehow ‘x’ seems to grow to a slightly bigger number.
The Biggest Obstacle - Contentment
In my own family I’m struggling to teach contentment to my children. We can be outside playing in the beautiful summer grass, and I decide to give them a freezie. Mere seconds later, my kids are already asking what other treats they can have? Or we’ll be at the grocery store and I’ll tell the kids we can buy new paints to make art. They get really excited and happy, but as soon as the paint is in hand, they want to know how come they can’t get a toy too? I know that teaching my children contentment is no easy task, but it is essential to their well-being and overall happiness.
From the time we are little it is in ingrained in us to want more and take more. For example food - the amount I actually need and the amount I take sometimes can be very different. If we all took only what we needed there would be food for everyone on the planet. Instead we take too much and waste too much. Excess damages us, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
The Key to Having a Healthy Relationship with Money
Take the time to set up budgets within your income amounts and look at those budgets not as too small, but as just what you need. The budgets are little stopping points to keep you from going over into excess. Taking too
much harms our environment and fills up our landfills. What we need is so very different from what we want, and the wants can go on to infinity if you let them.
Money is Energy
With love & gratitude,