Are you still searching for abundance? Some people feel as if they are looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow their whole life. They try this career path or get advanced degrees in new areas and still feel it is never enough. Or they feel they’ll have to work until the end of their lifetime.
Others, particularly in this economy, feel like financial ruin is just a blink away. Between the poor health of the stock market and the decreasing property values, forecasters are saying that it could take more than a decade for values to reach the level they were a few years ago!
How can you feel prosperous and abundant in this part of your life? Where can you turn to give you hope, peace of mind, and a financial cushion to weather this period in your life?
Adjust! Think about things in your life differently! Instead of having the mentality of “I don’t have enough,” adjust your frame of mind to “I now have abundance now in my life.”
Make tiny changes to how you’re living your life on a day-to-day basis. Small adjustments bring big feelings of having control in this area. Make your own coffee instead of buying it at Starbucks. Bring your lunch to work or perhaps for both you and a colleague – you’ll save hundreds at the end of the month. Literally, make your own lemonade! Water, a little lemon, some sweetener and ice cubes will quench your thirst on a beautiful summer day. Do you really have to buy bottles of iced tea, lemonade or carbonated soda water at $2 or $3 each?
Only buy cotton shirts or blouses. Did you know that turning on the music and ironing for 30 minutes burns 70 calories, tones your upper body, raises your endorphins and the crisp starched shirt you’re wearing can save you from $2 – $3 a shirt instead of taking it to the cleaners. Truly, I could go on and on and so could you! You can take life back into your own hands and manage it differently to feel and know that abundance is present in your life today.
Because you know, that’s what abundance is. There is no magic number to say that if you make $50,000 a year you will feel abundance in your life. Trust me, I have clients that make over $200,000 a year and feel that their financial lives are out of control. Then, I have clients that make $30,000 a year and feel very in control of what they spend and what they have to do to make ends meet. Now they may not feel they have a handle in their relationships, but that’s another topic!
Abundance! It’s truly a state of mind. It’s not the amount of money you have in your account. Do you have good health? Everything’s working pretty well? Abundance! Are your children healthy? Abundance! Do you take time to see the beauty of the sunset or notice the incredible breeze caressing your face? Abundance! Can you buy a lunch for the guy standing at the corner of the road who was laid off? Abundance! Can you feel spirit in your life? Abundance!
Really, how do you WANT to think about abundance? Can you see it and feel it in your own life? I’d love it if you’d share what it looks like to you?
Trust me. We all have abundance in some or many areas of our lives. Look at yours and tell me where it is!