Hi you guys. It is time to talk turkey. Here’s the deal: When we overspend, we compromise our emotional well being. Indebtedness has been correlated with an increased risk of suicide and decreased mental wellbeing. It isn’t good for us and not only that, it can create mega-problems.
During the holidays, some of us tend to spend beyond our means. This can be stressful to you emotionally and damaging to your wallet, even beyond the holidays.
In addition, if you routinely compromise your psychological wellbeing through overspending, you may find it harder to tap into your inner guidance for wisdom and clarity. When you want to turn toward your inner guidance, it is beneficial to be mentally well so that you can enter a space of quiet stillness within yourself. Tuning into yourself is best done in a relaxed and peaceful mental state. How easy is it to be peaceful when you’ve just spent beyond your means?
So, what can be done? You may be thinking about the recession and you may be thinking about the ritual of spending that accompanies this time of year. There may be an internal conflict within you due to the time of year and the times themselves.
One position to consider is this: there can be a balance between spending and spending too much.
When you are overspending, do you notice how you begin to feel? Often, there is some difficulty with this if you are caught up in the rush of the moment. But, if you are not one to get caught up in this way, you might notice an anxious or tight feeling.
If this is the case, can you relax for a moment, take some slow breaths and ask yourself whether the item you are about to purchase is really so important? Have you managed just fine without it? If it isn’t so crucial, can you ask yourself what ”need” you believe the item is fulfilling? Is it really a “need” or simply a “want”? Can this “want” be fulfilled in another manner? You can use your inner guidance to help you to answer these questions.
When you are true to yourself and honor your inclinations, you may begin to see that the healthiest action is usually the wealthinest action. Pretty cool how inner guidance works, huh?
Wishing you a great holiday!
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