What is financial wellness?
Well, I could say it is just feeling well about money, though that really tells you nothing.
How many of us feel financial wellness?
Studies show that only 1 in 3 Americans are happy according to the Harris Pole of 2013. Another study by Princeton University shows that earning over $75,000 makes us happy. In fact the study showed that it was not the lower income that made people unhappy, it was the fact that people feel more ground down by the problems that they have. It even showed that 41% of people with asthma reported feeling unhappy, compared to 21% of more wealthy asthma suffers did.
These are studies and results can easily be created in any study, though it is quite interesting to note that people who were sick, stressed and divorced suffered much more than those who had less financial pressures.
So let’s face it, having more money gives people more choices.
In my world it gives me more freedom, it frees up my time, so instead of worrying about this or that bill, it gives me choice to do the things that I want to do, or to take action to do more of the things that I love in my life.
I am in the throes of publishing my fourth book called, The Confessions of a Frustrated Business Woman and I am choosing to publish this book first out of the other 4 or so I have written, because I want to share my findings here.
I journaled and documented my money and business activities for 60 days. The basic end result from this venture was that when I let go of the worry and concern about my financial status and I focused on being healthy and happy, my financial status turned around considerably.
There are definite correlations between health and happiness, though we can let the financial strain get in the way. The downfall of doing this is that it increases our stress levels, which in turn will depletes our health. The sicker we become the more financial worry and strain we can have and the more we can create that poverty mentality.
And so the cycle can go on.
So for this blog, here are some pointers I have learnt about money and financial wellness
- The first thing to change is your poverty thought process. ‘I have no money’ has to change to something that feels good. I started using a statement like ‘There is Plenty for all’
- It is vital to see the abundance in all, we have abundant grass, leaves, trees, and birds, in fact once you start looking you will see there is abundance everywhere. See and focus on that.
- Focus and talk about what you do want, not what you don’t want.
- Value yourself, as you increase your value so does how people relate to you and value you or even give you value. Remember it is always an inside job first.
- Know that money is unlimited, if I have more you will not have less, it does not work that way.
- Act and feel like someone who is abundant. Do not just say the words, be it, feel it, smell it and taste it.
- Do what makes you happy. I cannot emphasise enough why this is so important, in fact I would say start here, just do things that you love to do.
- Clear the blocks that keep you in poverty or lack mentality (I am happy to help you with that)
- Watch what story you keep telling yourself, in fact, forget the bloody story and just start living a happy life.
- Ask! You must ask, it is the first step of manifesting anything, ask for what you want.
- Know that we live in a world of instant manifestation and we can create our health, wealth and lifestyle we choose.
- Make your money work for you and not visa versa.
- Allocate when and where your money is going, give it purpose.
- Create a legacy or a task that will continue long after you have gone.
- Be open to receive good in your life, now this might sound easy, though many of us are so closed and we may be open to shit things, though not the good.
- Appreciate the beautiful, fun, amazing, happy and great things in your life.
- Finally, the most wealthiest people do what they love in life.
There you go.
A list of what I have learnt so far about mastering my abundance.
If you find that this is an area of your life that you would like to work on, I have lots of strategies, exercises and practices that I have tried, tested and proved again and again.
As for the Confessions of a Frustrated Business Woman, you will have to wait for that!
To spend some time with me, either call me on 0418940653, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.