I’ve noticed when people get stressed or frustrated about an area of their lives, they tend to over-complicate what it’s going to take to fix it. Money included.
Is your decision criterion for money decisions super complicated, or simple? And how much more would you get done if you stopped thinking that every money decision was a *BIG* decision?
Most decisions can be modified or adapted if you decide you didn’t make the perfect one the first time.
Simple Money Decisions
What does a simple money decision look like? Maybe…
- Choosing simple and easily executed actions over complicated and convoluted ones
- Believing that the money decisions are easy, instead of requiring constant maintenance
- Insisting that you can move forward with one piece without knowing everything right this second
- Allowing some things to just not be a priority right now…or for the next few months
- Identifying what you’re sure about now, and leaving the rest to work out later
Releasing the Stress
When you resolve to simplify, I’ve found for most of my clients, a weight is released—that weight of expectation that you have to “do” something to maintain your money. When you believe your money is simple and low maintenance, all you have to do is trust that it’s growing on its own. You gain momentum, because you keep moving forward with little, simple decisions.
True…this doesn’t negate the need for organization and processes around your money, BUT…you can have those—make them simpler–and release the stress. Because if you’re stressed about it, you won’t feel like doing it. So stop the stress, THEN start to organize!
Actions This Week:
- Answer the question: How do you want your money to BE in your life? If your money were a symbol of the simplicity for you, what would it look like?
- Find the contrast: What fear or stress has been holding you back? Can you think of another way to perceive this issue? How does it change your decision-making process or perception of your money?
- Find a visual: Find a picture for your computer or other space that inspires you and reflects your new simplified money view, so that you can think about your money in this new way several times this week!
If you can relate to this, you might like my free ebook, Money Chakra, which starts to help people understand how their attitudes and energy affect their money decisions – you can get that here.