I talk a lot about building your relationship with your money. And this is something that we all need to work on – building our relationship with our money.
A strong and loving money relationship allows money and abundance to show up much more easily in your life.
But building your relationship with your money takes a daily commitment. It can’t be one of those things that you start today and then stop until you are ready for more money to show up in your life again.
The more you work on building your relationship with money, money will start to show up when you aren’t always planning for it.
Here are 5 ways that you can start building your money relationship today:
1. Write a daily love letter to your money.
The first thing I learned about with my money relationship, I was told to write a love letter to my money for 30 days straight. I didn’t want to do it, and I’m sure you won’t want to either. It took me about 2 months to make the commitment to writing these letters, but once I started, everything else in my life started to change. I was offered my college dream job at double the salary of my previous job.
2. Have weekly money dates.
I kept hearing about this for months before I finally broke down and tried it for myself. Now I still do my weekly money dates every week. It really just helps me keep that connection with my money.
Here are what my money dates look like:
Currently, I hold my money dates on Friday nights. I sit down with my purse and my computer.
I first empty out my purse and my wallet and make sure that all of the dollar bills I have in my wallet are in nice, neat order, all of my cards are in the right slots and there aren’t any old receipts sitting in there cluttering up my wallet.
For my purse, I make sure to get rid of any garbage and old receipts that happened to accumulate in my purse during the course of the week and make sure any loose change that has fallen to the bottom of my purse gets put in my change jar.
Then I open my goals spreadsheet on my computer and check in with that and where I am right now, what changes I have made over the past week and what changes I need to make this week to achieve these goals.
Next, I get out my tracking notebook and log in to my bank account. I make sure that every I purchased during the week made it on to my tracking notebook. (Using my tracking notebook is a way to hold me more accountable to my money goals and spending less.) And while I’m in my bank account, I make sure all of the purchases were mine, check out all of my balances and doing a gratitude ritual for my money.
And the last thing I do, is get out my money journal (I have a separate journal for my money and only use it for money) and I journal about my goals, my successes, my losses, what’s been holding me back this week, what I want to change, any limiting money beliefs that have popped up this week, and what is really stressing me out about money at the moment.
After my journaling session, I sit and meditate with my money for a few minutes and listen to any messages I receive. Then I go about the rest of my night.
3. Track every penny you make and spend.
This is one the first things I have my students do when they start working with me because if you don’t track your money, you really don’t know where every penny is being spent. Those times you spend a dollar here and $2 there and buy that $4 coffee, really start to add up and then we have the claims that you don’t know where your money goes and that you are always broke. When you start the tracking process, you see these small purchases and how much they really do add up.
I used to resist tracking my money too. I would start to track it, but only for a few days. Then I would stop tracking for a few months. But once I started tracking it on a daily basis, I stopped spending on those stupid purchases because I didn’t want to have to write them down. And because of this, I was able to stop living paycheck to paycheck and build up my savings.
4. Create a spending plan and stick to it.
I used to run the other way (and I don’t run) whenever I heard the word budget. It was something that wasn’t easy and I didn’t want to do it. Then I heard about a spending plan. It was much more flexible and not strict. Plus I could easily fill it in by using my daily tracking notebook. So I started using a spending plan and I check in on it on a regular basis to see if I need to adjust anything to fit me and my finances better.
5. Read Think & Grow Rich and the Science of Getting Rich on a regular basis.
I had always ignored those who mentioned reading these two books. Then I tried reading them and couldn’t get into being able to read them. But then I picked up the books again, and I was able to read them. Now I read a chapter a day in Think and Grow Rich and once a month, read through The Science of Getting of Rich. These two men were way ahead of their time when they wrote their books and they will help with building your money relationship and the way you think.
Read other money books and increase your knowledge around how money and investments work.
Reading books on a daily basis to increase your knowledge is the best thing you can do for yourself and your money relationship.
So are you ready to start building your relationship with your money today?
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About the Author | Clarissa Wilson
Clarissa is a money relationship coach and an online business bookkeeper who helps women build their relationship with their money so that they never have to rely on anyone else for money in their life. Wealth consciousness and working on it daily as the way to help you improve your relationship with money every day. When you check out the books being reviewed here, you can easily start to work on your wealth consciousness regularly.