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Getting Tired of the Chase - The Lean Times

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Aug 7, 2013 Abundance , , , 2 Comments

I am exhausted. I have spent my morning rearranging payments and online shopping because I have not been paid on time again.

I seem to keep ending up in the same situation over and over again. Ground hog day or am I just insane? After looking up the definition of insanity (see below) I think that is the case and some changes need to be made.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

I have been doing a lot of thinking about my attitude towards money or more to the fact, not having enough money.  I think I might strangely deep down like the thrill of sorting out my money pickles. I get very creative about how I can avoid overdraft fees, spin yarns for customer service people and generally duck&dive to save myself. What I could do with that energy if I put it to good use?  The mind reels.

The most damning part of the story is, I have been doing it for years, financial self sabotage.  My most recent offence is going back to a job that I left a few years ago because I was not paid on time. It was always difficult to get the money that I was owed, when it was due.

Why did I go back to this not so great position? A few reasons:  I was flattered to be asked, I was told it was a nicer place to work now and it was the devil I knew, so it was not that hard a job to go back to.  See, I am insane by Einstein’s definition.  Sometimes we just get lazy and even though it might be more painful we jump in the car with the devil we know.

I am working hard to change that, and in that, I mean the way I think. I am embracing the positive; my glass is now half full not empty. I am going to try to think happily about what I do have and not about what I can not afford.

I have started the new thinking regime by being thankful everyday for what I do have. I make a list daily of what I would like in my life and what I am thankful for.  It already seems to be paying off – I have found money in the street, gotten extra when I have ordered something and I have only just begun on this positivity thing.

Have you tried to restructure your thinking? How did you get on? Leave me a comment as I am new to abundance thinking and positivity, I am originally a grumpy ex-New Yorker, you know.


Comments

  • mike
    Aug 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Viviana.
    I think the key thing is to look at the way we are wired up regarding our relationship to abundance. There are practical “To Do List” things that are very important also, but without changing our emotional relationship to money, finances, value and abundance. often the to do list doesn’t work!
    EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques is the most powerful, and simple ways I know of to start cleaning up our mental mess when it comes to money. It’s not the magic one shot answer to everything, but in my experience EFT supports any move we make to sort out the mess!
    Look forward to sharing more with you. Lots of love. Mike

  • Viviana
    Aug 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Mike, thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. I am really starting to believe that our emotional relationship to money is HUGE. I am experimenting with using EFT after your great introduction to it.

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