Why Cultivating A Positive Relationship With Money Is The Highest Form Of Self-Care
If money were your lover, how would you describe your relationship? M. I. A., non-committal, or head over heels in love? When I lead a “Let’s Talk Money for Women Only™” workshop, I open with this question. The knee-jerk reaction for many attendees is a nervous giggle. Relationship with money? It’s an in-animate object, what are you talking about?
Results Leave Clues
If there is a gap between where you want your finances to be today and where they are, your relationship with money needs work. Ask yourself these questions:
- Does your debt balance make you nervous, or cause you to lose sleep?
- Have you asked for a raise, or if self-employed, raised your rates?
- Do you spend money on others before buying what you want and/or need?
- Can you have a money conversation without stress?
- Have you had a relationship break down because of money disagreements?
If you answered “yes” to questions 1, 3, or 5, and “no” to questions 2 or 4 you will benefit by developing a better relationship with money.