Day 27 of #100daysoflovingmoney
Any Chance you are like me and think the first picture is where Health is at ?? Well your right, however what I am discovering is an area of health that I have never considered as being part of the core areas to address may actually be the biggest one of them ALL !!!
For the better part of 10 years I have concentrated my focus on nutritional health --a few years back I set myself in motion to understand and embody my spiritual --emotional---mental health. Of course we all know physical health is right up there but does anyone EVER talk about our financial health ?? NEVER --well at least not in my circles or my family !
As I started this money challenge you know what I noticed is the amount of ANXIETY, DEPRESSION and overall STRESS my Beliefs and Current reality of money has caused me ! I can only imagine what kind of toll it takes on a person who is in much worse money struggles than I .
By definition Financial Health is described as :
The dynamic relationship of one’s financial and economic resources as they are applied to or impact the state of physical, mental and social well-being.
I am realizing where we are in our relationship with our money is a HUGE factor in our overall health ! So can we start to have these conversations, can we start to teach other and our kids the role they have with their money can be crucial to their health as much as what we eat and how we move our bodies.
It does not take a genius to figure out that STRESS is like putting a bomb in the body --one that drips a slow leak of acid making you feel worse and worse every day until the day it explodes and you suffer a physical or mental breakdown !! Money for a lot us feels like that slow leaking bomb.
I am understanding my own personal relationship with money as been so toxic and twisted with such anxiety and fear. So I had to ask myself --if I were to treat money like a relationship I was trying to repair --what is the first thing I would do ?? How would I move into this relationship so that it feels healthier for me mentally and physically ?
My first thought was I needed to FORGIVE ---isn't that what any relationship needs to restart and rebuild ??
I am forgiving myself for the way I have treated money
I am forgiving myself for making money the enemy
I am forgiving myself for not knowing what I know now
I am forgiving myself for thinking money was responsible for making me happy
I am forgiving myself for thinking money was the solution to all my problems/ and or that is was the reason for my problems
I think this is a great start to repair this relationship and work on my Health from this vantage point !!
Since I am HUGE advocate for taking our Health into our own hands --why should this area not be included in the core areas of how we take care of ourselves !!!
Here is a great article if you are wanting to understand a little bit more of what financial health is about (Click Here)
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