Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Is Your Mind on Your Money or Your Money on Your Mind?

When Our Money is on Our Minds we feel as though we have no power over our finances. In other words, we view ourselves as victims of our finances.  Situations such as excessive debt, insufficient funds, and behaviors, such as overspending and disordered priorities cause feelings of insecurity and create emotional stress (i.e. worry, depression, low self-esteem, frustration and embarrassment). 

When Our Mind is on Our Money we feel empowered over our finances and recognize that our spending is directly related to our values and philosophy about money.  This posture enables us to view money as a tool, over which we have control. Therefore, we are much more likely to make money related decisions that work well for us and that allow us to feel secure and experience a sense of financial responsibility and peace of mind.
  

Self-Matters

Taking good care of ourselves is our responsibility and our right. This includes our emotional well-being and ability to feel good and effec...