It’s true that money is not everything, and, in the grand scheme of things, it’s far from the most important thing in the world. However, in order to live a fulfilled and happy life, it’s crucial to accept money as an unavoidable part of it. This doesn’t mean you should hate on one’s desire to have more money or that you should become obsessed with wealth yourself. This is where positive money consciousness comes in. With the right practices, both mental and physical, you can successfully minimize money-related stress and actually feel free to manifest wealth properly.
What Exactly Is Money Consciousness?
Even though we mentioned wealth manifesting, it’s important to differentiate prosperity consciousness from money consciousness. Prosperity and desire to become rich will come later. The first thing you have to do in order to live a happier and “wealthier” life is to accept the ways money affects your daily life. You have to accept how your actions in regard to money implicate your lifestyle. Essentially, money consciousness is closely connected to your consumer awareness.
Steps to Take to Develop Positive Money Consciousness
Question Your Purchases
The first thing you should do in order to get closer to the positive money consciousness is to spend more time contemplating your purchases. You can apply this to every single thing you tend to buy in your daily life but start with bigger purchases, to ease your way into this practice.
Basically, ask yourself questions such as Do I really need this right now? Or Do I have something similar at home? Continue your questions further by asking If I buy this now will I have enough money for the essentials? And How will this purchase change my life?
Emotional spending is a real thing, and it would be best to distance yourself for a while from the item you’d want to buy on a whim. If you sleep on it, chances are you’ll wake up with a clearer mind and the right decision on the matter.
Save Where You Can
You have to spend money in order to live comfortably, but you also have room to save wherever possible. If money tends to be a big problem that stresses you out constantly, put all of your expenses on the paper.
When you face your monthly budget visually, you’ll be able to come up with saving solutions, too. For instance, you can stop buying some items that don’t really make a huge difference in your life, such as store-bought coffee, or paper newspapers and magazines.
Furthermore, almost every single store offers discounts and has sales from time to time. Not only is it possible to check their offers online, but you can also make the most out of mobile apps that can alert you on the most affordable offers.
Plenty of courses and news online are completely free, as well. You can also apply for personalized payroll cards, thus avoiding additional fees, paperwork, and waiting when getting your money.
In order to practice positive money consciousness, you need to practice gratitude as well. After all, when you let yourself get filled with positive emotions such as gratitude, joy, abundance, and confidence, you’ll put yourself in a feeling state that’s crucial for the Law of Attraction to start working its magic.
Remember, positivity attracts positivity. If you spend your time filling up your consciousness with regret and desire to buy more and have more, your vibrations won’t be positive. And if there’s nothing positive in your attitude, you can’t expect random positivity to find its way to you.
Yes, it’s great to have a big house, but it’s already amazing that you have a nice roof over your head that keeps you safe and healthy. It’s really pleasant to get new clothes but your wardrobe is already filled with items that reflect your unique style.
There’s a time for everything and you can enrich your life with material things gradually, but there’s no reason to spend money mindlessly the moment you think about it. Take the time to feel blessed with what you already own.
Fight the FOMO
FOMO (fear of missing out) is one of the biggest money-saving enemies for modern society. And it’s not just about the money. This state of mind is very toxic when it comes to your overall well-being as it pushes you to believe that a new purchase will fill up the emotional hole.
Every industry nowadays is coming up with new products. It’s fine to be excited about this. But there’s no rush to buy everything new. Consider this – is the item you have still functional and fulfills its purpose well? If so, you don’t really need to replace it with a newer model, do you?
Reprogramming your mind cannot happen overnight. Developing a positive money consciousness will take time. But that doesn’t mean you should give up trying. Your own pace is the only right way to proceed.