Do you ever feel stuck when it comes to some area of your finances? Whether it’s earning more money, paying off debt, saving more for retirement or trying to get on a budget, if you’re feeling stuck, sometimes it helps to simply grab your journal, pick up a pen and write.
Write down your thoughts.
Write what you’re feeling.
Write whatever comes to mind.
Journaling is an excellent way to overcome your resistance to money because you’re engaging in self-inquiry.
Journaling is simply free-writing.
Journaling is a powerful method for uncovering the underlying emotions attached to money.
Since money is an emotionally charged topic for women, journaling is an excellent way to explore and dig deeper into these issues, creating huge opportunities for personal breakthroughs.
Studies show that the most effective (i.e. most transformative) journaling practice is to write for fifteen minutes a day for four days in a row. Write about the most troubling or bothersome circumstance in your past relating to money. Write in detail about the incident, the emotions you felt at the time of the incident and the emotions that come up as you are doing the writing.
I have seen huge breakthroughs for both myself and my clients using this one method alone.
Here are a few journal prompts to get you started:
- What is your first memory from childhood about money?
- What is not working in your current relationship to money? What does this remind you of from childhood?
- As a child, what did you learn from your mother about money?
- What did you learn from your father about money?
- What did you learn from your grandparents about money?
- What is the biggest money mistake you have ever made and not forgiven yourself for?
If you’re ready to make positive changes in your finances once and for all, take me up on a Financial Clarity Session.
What is a Financial Clarity Session?
It’s a confidential, complimentary, 60-minute heart-to-heart discussion of your biggest financial concerns where we’ll uncover your biggest blocks to money and wealth.
Hello, I’m Patti. I’m an award-winning, certified life & money coach and retirement planner. I’ve worked with hundreds of women, school teachers, and their families to create a big-picture plan for their money and secure retirement. As a result, I noticed how women do money differently than men. Yet, the unique (emotional) needs of women have not been well served by the financial services industry. Which is why I’m super passionate about this work. I’m on a mission to teach women how to heal their relationship with money, take charge of their future and create a life they truly love.