Updated: Mar 3
Why don’t we show our money the same care and attention that we shower on every other relationship in our lives?
That's because we think we don't have a relationship with our money. We do! It’s just a dysfunctional one. What holds you back from loving your money? The answer is you won’t bring yourself to take care of yourself financially, especially if those actions compete with taking care of those you love. You tend to care for everyone before you tend to yourself.
Your nature is to nurture:
your kids, your parents, your spouse, your siblings, your colleagues, your pets. Everyone gets your full attention. No matter how good your intentions may be, they are nonetheless draining you. You need to give to yourself as much as you give to others. I want you to think about your financial self-care.
What’s required? - you have to develop a healthy, honest relationship with your money. And you have to see this relationship as a reflection of your relationship with yourself.
Let’s look at it this way, how we behave toward our money, how we treat our money speaks volumes about how we perceive and value ourselves.
Take a deep breath today and look at your relationship with money and how it has impacted your past choices. Remember, we can at any point in time repair the relationship if it requires repairing.