This is day 10 of the 30 Days of Financial Affirmations challenge. If you missed any of the previous days, check out the overview page for links to the other affirmations.
What’s your real relationship with money? This is the big question we’ve been asking for the past 10 days, and now that we’re a third of the way through, it’s time to dig deeper into that question.
Our lives are shaped by our experiences. We create good and bad memories from these experiences, and those dictate how we navigate through the rest of our lives. So, today, I want you to think about the first time you encountered money.
It could be the very first time you held money in your hand, or the first time someone gave you your very own dollar bill when you were young. Or, it could even be the time you got your first paycheck at your very first job. How did you feel when that happened? Relieved? Excited? Bring back that feeling right now.
Our big issue is that the first feeling we ever had about money haunts us each and every time we earn, or spend, it. If we felt a high when we received our first dollar bill, we expect to ALWAYS feel that way when we make money. We also expect to feel a sadness every time we have to let one of those dollars go.
Since money is so important to our lives, our emotional attachment is extremely strong. This explains why we can fall into a deep depression when we’re having a difficult time making or keeping money.
It’s time to break the cycle. For the next few affirmations, we’re going to work very hard to change this mindset.
Here is today’s affirmation:
Memories and money don’t mix. I give each dollar a chance to make a new impact on my life, without looking back at old experiences.
Today’s task is a bit layered. Give yourself 5 minutes of peace to think about all of the emotions that money has caused you to have. Elation, grief, worry, satisfaction. Then give yourself 5 more minutes to release those feelings and make room for positive ones in the future. Money shouldn’t rule your life, and neither should the memories behind them.