We’ve all been there – the feeling of being unfulfilled or unhappy with our financial situation creeps into our mind. For some, it’s there all the time.
The problem is, we let it get to our head. When we choose to let negative thoughts overpower the positives, we feel like we aren’t living up to our potential.
That’s why sometimes it simply takes a positive attitude to turn things around. As we all know, science has proven time and time again that there are significant benefits to positive affirmations.
Here are three steps to help you overcome countless problems.
1. Question Yourself
When you tell yourself things like “I don’t make enough money,” or “I am bad at budgeting,” that’s bad. You’re affirming negatives to yourself.
Whether you say, “I don’t understand this,” or “I don’t like this,” or “this is too difficult,” it’s all undesirable.
Ask yourself, “is this actually true? Is what I’m telling myself an actual reality – or is it something I can overcome?”
Why did you fall into this mindset? Moreover, why should you let yourself believe it?
2. Let It Go
The next thing you need to do is let go of these negative thoughts and replace them with positives. Whatever it takes, you need to convince yourself that the bad thoughts don’t apply.
Once you’ve released the unhealthy, untoward thoughts, it’s time to fill that space with something uplifting.
Think about the present – not how you’ve acted or how you’ve felt in the past. Make a present tense, positive vow. Say: “I will make good financial decisions,” or “I am becoming more educated when it comes to financial matters.”
Think about the mindset you want to have and tell yourself it’s happening. Write it down if that helps.
The next step is to repeat this to yourself every day. To ensure you’re truly rewiring your brain to think positively, you must make sure the affirmations take hold.
To do this, repetition is required. Remind yourself every day – whether out loud or on paper – that you’re making positive, healthy changes. Tell yourself that you will not have regrets and that you will take control of your finances in a confident, optimistic way.
Positive affirmations can help you better your financial life in so many ways. Instead of automatically thinking negative thoughts, you empower yourself to be motivated. This helps you become more aspirational, and in turn helps you to better behave in was that can benefit you the most.