This is my word for the week.
I’ve always struggled with money. Probably because of a lack of self esteem and feeling like I didn’t t deserve it and whatever else was swimming around in my sunconscious mind.
I’m trying to see money as positive. As a good thing. I want my money to be happy.
You may laugh at the thought of money being happy, I agree. It is a weird thought.
I’ve been reading books about money such as You’re a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero, Unleash Your Inner Money Babe by Kathrin Zenkina and Happy Money (the Japanese art of making peace with your money) by Ken Honda.
I bought Happy Money at a store in the Las Vegas airport last October. It’s very interesting. I’ve only read half of it, but I think the premise of the book is if you’re not happy with yourself and the life you are living you are not going to be happy with your money. This makes sense to me. He talks alot about the flow of money and how negative emotions stop the flow of money and make the money you do have sad.
I’m reading the book slowly and giving myself time to let the ideas in this book sink in. It’s definately a different way of looking and thinking about money than I’m used to. I never thought about having happy money before.
The book I’m reading now is Unleash Your Inner Money Babe: Uplevel your money mindset and manifest $1,000 in 21 days. Dont laugh. I’ve tried this before and I manifested $181 in 21 days. Not even close to the goal, but it showed me that I can manifest money.
In the book you do something to clear stuff out of your head and home each day for 21 days. Day One is to clean out your purse and clean out the spot where you take care of your finances.
So four days ago I emptied everything out of my purse onto the dining room table. I found two dollars and a bunch of receipts. I wiped out the inside of my purse with a damp cloth and put everything back in. This was easy for me because I really don’t have a lot in it. My wallet and check book. Chapstick and dental floss. My trailer keys. Gum. The one thing I wonder why I carry around is all of my room keys from my vacays to Vegas. I even bought a cute little pouch for them.
The 2nd part of Day One is the one that is going to take awhile for me.
I bought this cute Kate Spade nesting box from T.J. Maxx to organize my money stuff in.
And this pouch to.put stuff in. It was on clearance and I like what it says. I’m not sure what I’m going to use it for.
Instead of keeping my money stuff organized, I’ve just been throwing it in the box. I haven’t kept up on entries in my savings account registers or anything for awhile.
So I took the time and figured it all out. It was a mess. I still had transaction receipts from 2019, a lottery ticket and notes for a blog post in there.
This is all my 2019 receipts and check registers that were in the box.
What a mess.
I feel better now that mess is organized and not sitting in front of my desk in my office.
I will show you how the box is organized.
I think its 95% done. There are a couple of things I need to deal with. For example I have no idea why I have three savings accounts at three different banks. ???
I’m happy tha Day One is complete even though it took me four days.
My drawing today is of a back of a 10 dollar bill. I’ve always wondered why it said IN GOD WE TRUST. I Googled it. It was because of increased religious sentiment during the Civil War. I’m thinking because they believed God would give them what they needed. That God would provide and look over them.
As you can see I have changed the dollar bill a little. I’ve exchanged universe for God. I’m more of a spiritual person than a religious person. I believe in an abundant universe. I believe that God looks over us. I believe in Angels and whoever else helps us on our way. I believe in the flow of money.
Louise Hay wrote the following in one of her books: So once a day, stand with your arms wide open and say with joy I am open and receptive to all good and abundance in the universe.
This always resonated with me. I feel when you open your arms to the universe you open a pathway to universe to give you everything you need.
So on to Day 2. I think I will start Day 2 on Sunday. The exercise will take an hour or two. I was thinking about sharing my daily excercises with you, but can I? Will I be breaking any author rules? I dont want to step on anyone’s toes The book is $1.99 on Amazon for the kindle version if any of you want to join me on my journey.
Disclaimer: I am not being paid or anything by the author to promote her book or what she does or believes. I like what she says so I’m sharing it.
What can I say? I love books!
After accupuncture today, I’m going to see if a small bookstore is open since the stay safe at home was lifted two days ago.
Book shopping therapy. Just what I need today. More books!