Monday, February 09, 2015
How I Am Creating the Spirit of Abundance While Feeling the Financial Pinch
Sometimes life doesn't go as planned. We are feeling the pinch financially. Alfred is once again having problems with his shoulder, so there are possible upcoming medical expenses. And it's tax season and we have to pay close to three grand.
It's enough to make me want to throw in the towel if I think about it too much.
Though I have had my days of wallowing in self-pity in recent weeks, I just can not stay there. I am refusing to stay in the negative mindset of scarcity, lack and feeling deprived.
Instead, I intend to take action by creating a spirit of abundance within my home and in my life.
:: I intend to take time each day to look my best instead of schlepping around in pjs.
:: I will use what I have on hand. Instead of saving the "good things", I will begin using them. I will use up the food items in my pantry and freezer, the beauty products in my bathroom, read the books on my bookshelves, etc.
:: I will create hearty meals out of simple ingredients. I will bake treats like cookies, muffins and brownies so my family does not feel deprived.
:: I will take time to get outdoors daily. Being out of doors always makes me feel more calm and content.
:: I will work on my home. I will scrub and shine until my little home sparkles. I will tackle the areas that bother me. I will declutter and reorganize because there is always another layer to peel away.
:: I will practice gratitude by jotting down five things in my journal each night before bed. I know I have much to be grateful for and that this situation is temporary.
:: I will practice self-care by resting when I am tired, make time for things I enjoy, saying no to requests, and asking for what I need.
:: I will find reasons to laugh. Watch comedies, read funny stories, tell corny jokes and be silly. It lightens the mood and puts me in a better frame of mind.
:: I will reduce media consumption. Enough said!
:: I am focusing on the positive and trusting that good things are coming our way soon.
With each new day we are given a chance to start over. So I am going to take it and run with it! I'm off for a neighborhood walk with my daughter.
In what ways do you create the feeling of abundance?
Posted by Tracy Hathcock