No matter what your income level, we all struggle with the anxiety, worry and fear of not having enough money. Even common phrases about money spell out doom and gloom: “…the love of money is the root of all evil…” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.” “Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.” “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” “Your money or your life.” “You can’t take it with you.” Hearing these phrases repeated in the collective consciousness, no wonder we all have anxiety, worry and fear about the topic of money!
Take a step back for a moment and think – how healthy is your relationship with money? If your answer is “not very,” ever consider how changing your perspective about your relationship with money can bring more of it into your experience? Studies on spending habits and money management reveal our relationship with money is more emotional and psychological than mathematical. Your relationship with money effects all the other relationships in your life, so when you establish a healthy and positive approach to what money really is, the abundance you experience flows over into all of your other relationships.
Establishing a relationship with money that is healthy, positive and abundant starts with how you think about money. When we think of money as limited, restrictive, and easily lost, the creation of that mental energy produces more limitations, restrictions and loss in our life experience. To reverse this effect, replace negative thoughts about money with positive ones. Lighten up by changing the story that you tell yourself about your relationship with money and give it a positive, abundant twist. Within moderate reason, act as if your financial status is already abundant. Live each day expressing gratitude for your current provisions and expect that the financial resources you need to take care of your future financial obligations will be provided for you at the perfect time. We place ourselves in control of our financial abundance when we respect money and see it as a tool that we use to bring ourselves closer to making our dreams into reality. When we consciously let go of the anxiety, worry and fear we hold onto about money we are practicing financial abundance. By practicing financial abundance, you open up, allow the flow of positive energy into your life, and experience the overflow that comes with truly letting go.
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand
Place yourself in the driver’s seat. Take control of your thoughts about money, stay organized, respectful, grateful, and understand that your financial well being is secure and abundant.