It’s a fact that most of us think negatively about our finances. Possibly almost as much as we think negatively about our health and physical body.
It’s easy to find and focus on what’s wrong, what could be improved, much more so than finding what is working and being grateful for what we do have financially.
Statements like ‘I never have enough,’ ‘I’m only just scraping by,’ ‘I don’t know where it all goes?’ ‘I can never seem to make ends meet,’ may all sound a little familiar.
But why not flip that and start looking for some positive things about your finances?
Are your basic needs covered? Do you have good food to eat, a roof over your head, a vehicle, means of communication and an income? Do you know how much better off you are than most people on the planet?
What’s the one thing about your wealth or financial position, that you are focused on in a negative way? Is it your level of income, your outstanding bills, your dingy apartment, the dead-end job?
Complaining about any aspect of your wealth is pointless unless…
1) you can actually change something, and
2) you are prepared to make the effort to do so.
Can you ask for a raise? Is there another position you can apply for? Can you focus on bringing down debt rather than whinging about it over drinks at the pub? Can you start to practice gratitude?
The energy of complaining and being negative is never good for our bodies and physical health. Positive people tend to have better overall health, and wealth.
Today, be mindful of how negative you are about some aspect of your financial journey. Try and start reversing the words you use to describe the story you have around it.
Things WILL improve. I CAN bring down debt. I’m DETERMINED to get a better job.
Try it and see how it works for you.