There are often very strong emotions that we feel when it comes to our finances. Couple that with the complex chemical reactions that take place in our brain whenever we are dealing with money and it is no wonder that sometimes we aren’t quite successful at managing it.
The frustration and anxiety we feel around money is often the result of a subconscious fear that we won’t be able to meet even the most foundational elements of our needs. In addition to this, think of the stagnation we are faced with because we are unable to access the more personally fulfilling levels of self-actualization.
One of the first steps on the path to financial success is taking a good look at the money messages that we’ve created for ourselves as impressionable young children. They once served a purpose in our minds (to keep us safe, to make us feel loved, to help us make sense of the world) but now that we are adults we need to re-evaluate them, with the logic of an adult.
More often than not, when the “logic” of money just isn’t working it is because the “emotions” of money are getting in the way. And, unless the internal (emotional) aspect of money is understood, and controlled, budgets won’t work, savings won’t materialize, and you will continue to struggle with money.