4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Money Today
Money’s a funny thing. You judge yourself for not having it and then you judge those who have more than you. You work hard, earn more and spend more. And then feel like there’s never enough. It’s an unconscious roller coaster you can’t get off of. The truth is it’s not how much money you have, it’s how you feel about it and what you do with it.
Your relationship with money starts when you’re young. You might even inherit your families points of view about money. If you grew up believing money is the root of all evil or that you don’t need money because you’re a good person you might be struggling to earn and save more.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be in control of how much money you actually make? You can change your relationship with money. You can learn to have fun making money and create a totally different experience than what you’re currently having.
Stop pretending you don’t need money to live your life
Money plays a role in everyone’s life. Your relationship with money is determined by how you feel about it. If you’re pretending you don’t need money you will get just that, no money. You need money to pay for shelter, food and to cover your basic expenses. You also need money to have fun. Be aware of the stories you have around money. Knowing your money stories will allow you to make different choices.
Money won’t fix you
If you’re not eating right, exercising, maintaining healthy relationships, budgeting and saving money now money won’t solve your problems. Sure it will give you more financial freedom but you’re still going to need to make your health, relationships and finances a priority.
Only you have the power to change your financial situation
No one is going to make you rich. You have to get out there and do something to make it happen. If you’re always focusing on what you don’t have you’ll get more of just that. There is no golden ticket. No one is going to discover you or fix you. You have to know what you want. Think big, write down your goals and find a way to see and say those goals every day. What you believe you will achieve.
Stop judging other people with money
Whenever you judge someone for having money you’re stopping yourself from receiving it. Stop comparing yourself to other people. There will always be someone with more money than you. We are all so fortunate. For most of us, our desires come out of wanting not need. Stay focused on your goals take the time to have gratitude for what you do have.
Do you have any tips for improving your relationship with money? Leave them in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.