It is easy to fall into a rut and live your life with the same thoughts repeatedly circling in your brain, mindlessly traveling through life without thinking about what you are saying. Maybe it is time to explore whether your words and actions regarding your finances still ring true.
Are you comfortable with the old story you tell – or is it time to intentionally listen, analyze and make changes in your vocabulary?
You may say, “I’m broke; I never seem to get ahead.”
Maybe you can investigate a new way of thinking and begin to say, “I’m broke; I wonder why I always feel that way.”
Without blaming yourself, you can possibly change the intent by stating what is really happening with your decisions. One option is a statement like this: “I’m broke because I chose not to save any money this week.”
This gives you the opportunity to be curious, note your actions and think about what other choices you’d prefer to make. Hmm….”I am curious to see how and where I am spending my money. I’d like to find ways to shift some of my dollars this week toward my dreams.”
So instead of repeating, “I’m broke”…
How about: “I am going to make positive choices with my money. I want to consciously decide where I want my income to go, instead of drifting with old habits and being unhappy at the end of the month.”
Take back your power to choose. Envision what you want to spend your money on and state how you might make some changes.
For example, if you like having nice clothes and the trendiest shoes, but have no money in the bank and are ready to make a change – you can begin to choose a new way of talking to yourself.
Try this on for size: “I want nice clothes and I want money in the bank. I will choose to wait and buy the shoes when they go on sale and will put the difference in price in the bank.” Or maybe you decide, “I like nice clothes and I have trouble telling myself no, so I will put $25 in the bank each week before I go to the mall!”
Now you are choosing to say “yes!”
Yes to change.
Yes to new possibilities
Yes to conscious choices! That’s a great way to be “stepping-out!”
May you bring conscious change to your life this week-