The likes of Rihanna, Sam Smith, Lil Wayne and a bunch of others have made reference to the statement “money on my mind”.
Also, the average person without direct verbal expression can agree without a fact, that money is a thought recurring.
Given the above, and in relation to quality mental health, my only resolution is not to antagonize thinking about money but help highlight healthy ways of thinking about money.
With huge reference to a book I read “Your Money and You” by Kikelomo Kuponiyi and personal experience/research, here’s how:
Create A Healthy Relationship With Money
How we view money is largely rooted in our upbringing, training and how we interpret the experiences and relationships we have and those of others around us.
This is a lot easier to figure out when you know what Money Personality Type you are. (This is a theory identified by Lisa Smith)
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Review How And Why You Spend Money
There’s a saying that “To whom much is given, much is expected” but we can agree that not everyone who has money or so much, actually spends wisely.
There are various factors that influence our spending; emotional, spiritual and psychologically.
In this context, it would be wise to adhere to the “General Rules of Spending”
Create Streams Of Income And Let Them Flow A Natural Course
It’s one thing to create streams of income but it’s another thing to put in the required work of tracking, maximizing and just letting go of expectations that bring about worry.
Money vs You (Who has the controlling power?)
When it comes to this particular subtopic, two things should come to mind; Saving and Investments.
To claim power or control over anything is to master the act of discipline and in this context, I am making reference to personal actions that influence our debts, loans, budgeting and giving.
Moral Check (What can you do vs What can you not do for Money?)
The issue of morality is somewhat limited to spiritual values and principles of conduct but to me, I believe it largely has to do with the boundaries and laws we set for ourselves, in other to honor the value system we’ve created mentally for ourselves and how we choose to perceive ourselves.
So, my questions for you, the reader, are “What can you do for money?” “What can’t you do for money?”
According to the author of the book “Your Money and You”, personal finance is largely based on 20% of one’s personal knowledge and 80% of personal habits.
Well, if you have some difficulty shedding off some habits that influence your thought process on money, I’ll recommend reading books like the aforementioned and also seeking a mental health professional.
Remember that therapy is always an option. Be Open to the Idea.
Bio: Ezinne Ogwumah is a creative writer, published author, certified mental health first aider and social entrepreneur.
You can connect with her more on every social media platform at @ezinneogwumah .