Is Money Your God? This Unhealthy Relationship is Costing You More Than You Know

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Is money your god? Is it something that’s constantly on your mind, and you don’t know how to control it? If so, this blog is for you! After reading this blog, you will learn more about why your relationship with money needs to change, how to change your mindset around money, and more. Because at the end of the day, money isn’t everything; it doesn’t buy happiness. We’ll get into that more later in the blog. For now, let’s start by examining why our relationship with money may need some attention.

Admitting You Have A Problem With Money

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. If you suspect that money might be your god, it’s time to start looking at the ways in which it impacts your life. Do you find yourself always striving for more and more? Are you constantly comparing yourself with others and feeling bad about yourself because of the things they have that you don’t? It can be hard not to measure our worth by how much money we make or what we own but remember that it is not what makes us who we are as people.  Nothing is wrong with having nice things, but making them central to your happiness will only lead to a false sense of security and peace.

How To Develop A Healthy Relationship With Money

Money is not a God. It’s just a tool made by man, and you should use it to help you with what you want, not the other way around. If money becomes your God, it will cost you more than you know. That’s why developing a healthy relationship with money is essential so that it doesn’t become an unhealthy thought form in your life. Here are 5 ways to do this:

1) Invest in yourself. Sometimes we don’t invest enough time or energy into our own self-care, but this is where we need to start first. The old saying You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself rings true here. 2) Get adequate sleep, eat right, stay hydrated and find time for exercise each day- these are things that we have a responsibility to ourselves when it comes to holistic wellness. 3) Spend wisely and only buy those things that add value to your life. 4) Understand your personal boundaries and limits.  It is important to set these boundaries and live within them while respecting others as well. 5) Be mindful of the words you speak and how they shape your reality. For example, If I say I’m broke, I’ll feel broke even if I’m not, whereas if I say I’m financially secure, I’ll feel secure even though my bank account might say otherwise!

Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude

This might seem like an unusual suggestion, but it’s essential to adopt a grateful attitude to live a more holistic life. Gratitude is being thankful for what we have instead of focusing on what we don’t have. It can be hard to remember the good things in our lives when everything seems terrible, and that’s where gratitude comes in handy. When you focus on how abundance is already within you, you’ll shift your perspective, and you’ll start living with a holistic view; this leads to greater joy. Gratitude has many other benefits, too: -grateful people are happier than those who aren’t -grateful people live longer than those who are less appreciative of themselves -grateful people are more likely to make new friends -grateful people feel better about themselves because they recognize their contributions.

What Makes Us Happy?

A study at the University of British Columbia found that money can make you happier if it’s spent on other people. People who were given $5 to spend on someone else said they felt better than those given $5 to spend on themselves, but only when they spent the money on a gift. According to the study, People derive more pleasure from giving than receiving. When we focus on what others might enjoy or need, rather than solely focusing on our desires, we’re not just improving their happiness but also our own.–MM

Michele Mitchell Blog Writer for Ubuntu Village

Hi, I am Michele Mitchell, also known as Neftalia2017. I am the President and Founder of Ubuntu Village and the author of this blog post. I have been writing for ten years as a pastime.

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