Your Challenge Today:
Peace of mind ..
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
Money cannot buy peace of mind.
It cannot heal ruptured relationships,
or build meaning into a life that has none.
~ Richard M. DeVos
Money cannot buy peace of mind ~ money is a tool. Money is a tool that can support your life and dreams. Money can take you where you wish to go, but cannot replace you as the driver!
We all need money to take care of ourselves ~ money is a necessary element in life which provides the safety, security and a foundation for you and I to explore our dreams. The amount of money that we need is a deeply personal issue that can only be determined by each of us individually. How much money we need is a matter of our dreams. Money makes our dreams possible, money creates a sense of safety and money provides opportunity to new experiences.
We can each learn to be more conscious with our money, we can learn to pay attention to where our money goes, what we spend our cash on, how we choose to fund our life. We can choose to live large or live more simply ~ these are deeply personal choices that we each need to examine for ourselves. There are many books written on the subject of money management and many courses available on financial planning. We owe it to ourselves to take a deeper look at our fiscal fitness and determine what our personal values are around the subject of money.
I believe that it is important to be responsible with our finances, learning to live within our means and making a commitment to honoring our financial obligations with integrity. No matter how we choose to live, large or simply, it is important that we choose based on our personal values.
How do you feel about money? What are the stories that you were told about money? Did you grow up hearing that “money is the root of all evil”? Or, “people with money are greedy”? Or were you taught that “money is a tool to be respected”? Money is a tool that provides a certain amount of freedom and security to each of us and we owe it to ourselves to have a healthy relationship with money as well as our bodies, our careers, our homes … money is a vital element in creating your Living Fit Lifestyle!
Money is a tool to support your #LivingFitLifestyle Click To Tweet
Money is something that I have had to take on as a serious issue in my adult life. I have travelled as far as creating a workshop around this topic. Feeling entitled to earn my living and save enough was the first thing I needed to empower. Next (still a growing edge) is to spend and enjoy my money. Being self employed, it is hard to take much time off to travel. Now that I have a financially responsible partner, I am warming up to the idea of feeling safe enough to leave my practice for longer than 4 days to travel a couple of times a year!
Congratulations Pamela — this is a big issue for a lot of people, myself included. You are so right, being self-employed carries with it the flexibility that is liberating and the other side of the coin is the reality of not getting paid when not working. I am so happy that you have been working through this and now have a fiscally responsible partner to share your life and travels with 🙂