The way I use my money is an indicator of my emotional health. My bank accounts reveal everything that needs to be said about my goals, priorities, convictions, relationships, and even the way I use my time.
When you look at your accounts — your checking account, your savings accounts, your debt, your credit card statements, your investment accounts, your emergency fund, your sinking funds, your estate plan, your insurance policies — all the indicators of financial health, you also see indicators of your emotional health.
You see what you’re currently valuing in your life.
You see opportunities …. opportunities to make conscious decisions about what you want to value in your life.
If any of these feel out of control, if they feel somewhat chaotic, you probably notice that your financial health isn’t what you would like. And if your financial health isn’t where you would like it to be, my guess is that your spiritual health and your emotional health is also not where you would like it to be.
What is the connection? What we value is what we spend time on. What we value is what we spend money on. So if you’re not where you want to be spiritually, emotionally and financially, it’s because somewhere along the way your time and your money got out of alignment with what you truly value or what you truly want to value in your life.
Imagine if you’re not valuing your emotional health, if you’re not valuing your physical health, if you’re not valuing your financial health, you’re probably not focusing on those things. Because you’re not focusing on those things, you may even be avoiding those things, you’re not going to get where you want to go.
Have you ever been driving somewhere and gotten caught up in your head, distracted by something that’s troubling you or daydreaming and all of a sudden you realize that you’ve missed your exit or are headed in a completely different direction from where you need to be to get where you really wanted to go?
Sometimes in our lives, we do the same thing. We say we want to become financially healthy, we want to build wealth for our retirement or we want to buy a home or we want to pay off debt, but then we don’t focus on that. Instead, we focus on how much of a mess we think we are, or how hard we think it is to achieve what we want, we lose track of where we’re going.
If this is you, you can just do a hard reboot. You can shut down your computer (your brain, your mindset) and reboot it at the beginning of the path you want to take. Then you can check in with yourself every day. What do I want? Why do I want that? What is one thing I can do today to keep moving in that direction?
The other thing you can do is decide on purpose what you truly value. Then focus on those things every day. If you miss the mark one day, don’t make that mean anything about you. Instead, just notice what worked and what didn’t. Life is just one big experiment. There is no owners manual for our life. We just have to experiment and adjust, experiment and adjust.
The goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to get where you want to go. And where you want to go is unique to you, so no one can truly tell you how to get there. And that’s okay, because you were designed with what you need to fuel YOUR journey. And when you stay focused on YOUR journey, you will have the answers precisely when you need them.
The best thing you can do is start to tune into what you’re thinking and what you’re feeling and how that’s driving what you’re doing with your time and money and other resources. Do this every single day – it only takes a few minutes of your time. Do it as soon as you wake up in the morning. This will tell you what you need to adjust.
I would love to teach you more about this. And what’s great is that it won’t cost you anything but less than an hour of your time.
Let me give you some insight into what you’re thinking and how that’s keeping you stuck in the same old patterns of emotional and financial decisions. Book a free coaching session here: http://jillwrightcoaching.com/work-with-me/
We’ll talk about what you’re currently struggling with. I’ll show you why you’re struggling and give you some things you can try on your own. You could just need me to help you see a few small things you can change to be living your best life. Whatever you need, I know I can help. I’ve never done one of my free coaching calls that didn’t help.
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