How To Have A Healthy Relationship With Money

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There are many things in life that people love but one of the most popular and important things in life is money.  Of course money is also one of the most complicated subjects that exists even in today’s modern world.  We are now into the month of February and the feeling of love is in the air.  This means that people will spend a large amount of money on material things such as flowers, chocolates, dinners and even jewelry to show how much you love your significant other.  But that is not the only person or thing that you should show your love towards.  You should also show your money how much you love it.  Money is something that you need to have in life to survive so you should learn the proper way to love your money and embrace it.  To learn how to do this you should follow the few tips below.

Be Grateful

When it comes to money it is very easy to lose your focus.  You might be going through some money struggles such as trying to pay your bills on time, saving money for retirement and even worrying about how to pay for your children to go to college.  These are all reasons that can stress you out and bring you down.  Even though you have these worries happening it can be hard to lose focus and you may think it sounds crazy when someone tells you that you should be grateful for what you have and this includes the amount of money you have no matter how small or how large it is.

Practice Being Positive With Your Money On A Daily Basis

Almost everybody walks around with the thoughts of the money we have being negative thoughts.  Examples of these thoughts are “I do not have enough money to live”, “money is too stressful”, “I am not good at making a budget”, and many others.  These thoughts leave us with a mindset that can keep us from making the relationship we have with money positive.  Instead what we should be thinking are thoughts such as “I will have good habits with my money”, “I can earn more money”, and “I can control the amount of my spending”.  When you think positive thoughts about your money you can transform your money from an unhealthy relationship to a very healthy one.  Once you have made that transformation you can commit to keeping it positive and engaging in healthy money habits.

Have Weekly Money Dates

Just as you would set a date night if you are in a relationship with another person you need to set a date with your money on a weekly basis.  It is recommended that you set up a certain time and day where you take the time to review your budget and manage your finances.  During this date time you should pay your bills, update your budget and take care of any other financial needs you may have.  By having set aside a certain day and time for this it will help you to stay committed to your money and give it the tender loving care that it deserves.  It will also help you to relieve some of the stress that money may be causing in your life.  If you know exactly how much money you have and how much is needed to get you through life you will feel comfortable.

It is important to remember that money is a tool that you need.  You should take the care to use this tool properly and to build a healthy relationship with money in it.

Image credits to : Lisa Yarost

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