Your thoughts have the power to change your life.
90% of Americans reported that financial considerations affect their stress levels according to a study done by Thriving Wallet.
Our thoughts around money have the power to change the way we feel, the way we act and the results we make.
When something happens, say we get a higher than expected electric bill because it’s a colder winter. We create a thought about that, “WOW that’s a lot of money,” “How am I supposed to afford that,” “This isn’t fair.” With thoughts like this we create feelings such as stress and overwhelm. When we are in victim mentality, ‘the world is out to get me’ or ‘I can’t get ahead’, then we don’t take action or the actions we take are not helping us solve the problem. Thus, the result of our thought is to throw a pity party or just deal with it, maybe bitching to anyone who will listen.
We have the power to not let those thoughts be the ones who make decisions for our entire life.
If you decide to take control of your thoughts you are deciding to take control of your life. You can do it in so many areas of your life, not just with your money. BUT let’s change our thoughts and get back to our example.
High electric bill.
That makes sense because it’s so cold right now
Your Feeling About the Situation
Look into a you can lower the bill or even out the payment over the year for the high months.
Take steps to decrease your energy consumption or get on an even pay system through your provider.
Do you see the difference?
This was a simple example but imagine if you did this with any money situation that came your way, you would inevitably decrease your money stress just by changing your thoughts.
Practice this on a money situation that has been weighing on you.
Send me a message with your example, I’d love to walk through it with you!!