We all like to have money, but the reason why we don’t have enough of it could be because of our faulty mindsets. By changing our way of thinking, we might actually find ourselves in a better financial situation. Unsure what we mean? Well, imprint the following into your mind, and you will start to understand what we are talking about.
I don’t have to compare myself to others
You don’t need to be like everybody else. You don’t need to wear the latest trends. You don’t need to buy things to keep up with your neighbours. You don’t have to compete with your friends and family by trying to be ‘better’ than them. By comparing your life to others, you may be tempted to spend money you don’t have, on things you don’t actually need. Be yourself, know your budget, and spend it on those things that will add value to your life, and not to look good when standing next to somebody else.
My wants are not my needs
You will understand this if you have kids. Their cries of ‘I need’ are often ‘I want’ in disguise. They don’t need the latest toys. They don’t need the latest clothing gear. But in their limited wisdom, they think they do. As an adult, you should be able to separate your needs from your wants. Sure, there are some things you will desire, but do you need them? Do you ‘need’ a new pair of shoes when you have plenty more filling up your closet? Do you need to splurge on the new Mercedes A-Class when your current motor is ticking along just fine? Do you need to spend money on a second holiday this year? No, of course you don’t. You want these things, but you don’t need them, so curb the temptation to spend.
I can do more to improve my finances
If you have a limited income, you don’t have to settle with what you have. You can do more to boost your finances, be that changing your career into something with more earning potential, or by taking on a side-hustle to complement your usual income. You can also invest your money, be that on the stock market or in real-estate, and you can make savings in your life, such as using price comparison services. Never resign yourself to your financial lot in life, as there is always more you can do. It’s about being proactive and researching ways to improve your situation.
The best things in life are free
We often spend money to gain happiness, but that often leads to the reverse. We get into debt. We lose our chance of financial freedom. We become addicted to having more and more stuff. We keep buying because trends always change. We chase happiness, but it always alludes us. Because here’s the thing. The best things in life are free! Spend time in the company of family and friends. Go for a walk and take pleasure in the surroundings around you. Benefit from the personal rewards of doing something charitable with your time. Money is important, and money can improve your life, but can it make you truly happy? Consider these cautionary tales of people who won the lottery! Make money by all means, but know that you don’t have to spend it to gain true happiness.
So, think on these things today. By altering your mindset, you should see a positive change in your financial situation. Take care, and thanks for reading!
*This is a collaborative post.
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