These positive mind tricks will shift your money beliefs and make you feel rich in gratitude.
By Holly Mihelic
Believe it or not, the feelings you have about money are impacting your bank balance. So if you’d like to see more commas in your account, you may want to give this article a read.
It’s tax season, so we’ve all just been forced to take a good hard look at our money sitch. If that sitch has caused you to feel a bit queasy, take a deep breath. Abundance is coming.
First things first, I’m not a finance expert. But I am a female entrepreneur in her late-20s who’s worked through a lot of energetic and emotional blocks around money. Although I can’t give you advice on which stocks to buy, I can share some mind tricks to help shift your money beliefs.
1. Befriend money. Money is your friend. Metaphorically speaking, right now it might be the friend you’re always trying to avoid. But money should be the friend that you light up around when in her company. Learn about this friend. Engage with this friend. Be fascinated by this friend. Feel good around this friend.
Read articles about money management. Meet with a financial adviser or research investment platforms like LearnVest. You know your real-life friends who seem to have it together with stocks and retirement funds set up? Ask them for tips. Don’t feel shame around it. As soon as you begin to say, “show me, show me!” everything will start shifting.
Get savvy with strategies to multiply your money and leverage your existing assets (some savings, skills, strengths, connections, etc). Like any relationship, your one with money needs time, thought, attention and love in order to grow.
2. Be in the positive. When it comes to money, it always seems there’s never enough. Rather than planning how to pinch your pennies, begin visualizing what you’d do with more zeros in the bank. Like everything, money is energy. Your experience with it will be based on what you deeply think, feel and then attract.
Make sure the “charge” you’re carrying toward money is a positive one. Meaning, when you see a wealthy woman step out of her Range Rover carrying the Gucci bag you’re dying to have, think “wow, she looks so fab” versus “ugh, that rich B.” If you continue projecting negative, envious vibes onto what you want, it’s certainly never going to come to you!
Also, watch out for other areas of lack in your life, too. Not feeling “trendy, pretty or loved enough” could contribute to online shopping and extra spending. Feeling prosperous and whole as you are will help resist the urge to drain your earnings into Amazon’s already whopping abyss of abundance.
3. Plant cash. No, don’t go bury a box of cash in your backyard (like your great-grandpa probably did after the Great Depression). But do 1) always have some cash on you and 2) sprinkle it around your house. Having a small amount of cash on you encourages feelings of abundance. You’ll always have enough to cover that random $10 parking fee, buy a lottery ticket or put a tip in the cup at Chipotle. Make sure your cash is organized by amount and facing in the same direction in your wallet. (If you’re really into this idea, also carry a red or gold wallet.)
Think about how awesome it feels to find a loose $20 in your coat pocket. Create this feeling for yourself more often by sprinkling cash around your house. You can put $5 in your mail basket, stick $20 on your bookshelf, place $10 in the center console in your car — seeing it regularly helps you feel like it’ll always be there when you need it.
4. Be rich in gratitude. I once got a $195 speeding ticket and called my life coach to complain. His response was, “Well, thank god you’re rich!” At first, I was not amused. My bank account at the time wouldn’t reflect any means of “richness.” But the reality was, the ticket had to be paid, and I was fortunate that I could pay it.
I now say, “Thank god I’m rich!” when paying the bills or parking tickets or gifting wedding check after wedding check. This affirmation consciously puts me in an abundant mindset. It’s important to feel thankful, even for the stuff you don’t necessarily want to throw a couple hundred at. Have a deep faith that it will somehow come back to you.
So, rather than cringing each time you swipe your credit card, fill yourself with gratitude and think “Thank god I’m rich!” Pause and appreciate the flow of “richness” around you, whether that’s rich conversation, rich food, rich atmosphere or rich relationships. The act of feeling gratitude for the riches that you already have will attract even more richness into your life.
Here’s to an abundant year ahead with plenty of hustle, opportunity, cash flow and money moves.
Holly Mihelic is a life coach and founder of She Glows Wellness, where she helps women and teen girls heal their hearts, minds and spirits through natural remedies and experiential practices. Learn more about her sessions and circles at sheglows.co and connect with her on Instagram at @hollymihelic.